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False bottom for BIAB kettle

BOB357

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http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2016/10/stainless-steel-false-bottom-for-biab.html

Just came across this. Have been looking for an alternative to the vegetable steamer.
 

Parkinson1157

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If you use clips to hang your bag off the side of your pot you do not need a false bottom
 

Kevin58

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Parkinson1157 said:
If you use clips to hang your bag off the side of your pot you do not need a false bottom

I'm assuming this is for electric brewers. The last thing you want is the bag to slip and touch the burner element.
 

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I use it with a propane burner. Easy to melt a bag if it sits on the bottom with the burner on. Also makes for better recirculation for BIAB.
 

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I use a false bottom because I recirculate. Without it the bag wound tend to interrupt flow through my dip tube..
 

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I built something similar to what was posted. I use a Sous Vide to keep the mash temp and circulate the wort, but if you are doing a multi step or trying to get the temp to 168 the sous vide would struggle, especially when brewing in the garage on a 40 degree day. Lifting the bag allows me to light the burner, keep it on low and help with the temp increase.
 
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