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Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:28:27 AM »
I have a false bottom for my kettle. I was wondering about using it throuchout the boil, then when i pump out it would be in place as a hop back. Would this cause any problems with the boil?
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 11:33:28 AM »
If the holes get plugged it can cause problems with circulation and therefor scorching or possibly an huge eruption of boiling wort.

but other than that... should be fine
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 12:00:18 PM »
I've used mine in the kettle for 15 years now, never hadan issue with scorching r anything else.
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 01:25:46 PM »
I've used mine in the kettle for 15 years now, never hadan issue with scorching r anything else.

well there you go.
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 01:57:17 PM »
I have used false bottom in kettle for about 13 years.  It never clogged or scorched, but keeps hop cones and some hot break (cones providing the filter) out of fermenter.
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 02:30:43 PM »
I built my electric keggle with a false bottom about 23 years ago...no problems with the setup whatsoever.  Works like a charm.
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 06:41:29 AM »
Another option that worked for me with whole hops is a stainless braid ala denny conn style batch sparge (water return line.) I did have it clog once on a massive DIPA, but aside from that it always worked well.
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 07:32:49 AM »
Mine has a false bottom. Works really well with whole cone, which will act as a filter bed during the chilling recirculating phase. A large amount of pellets can clog the holes when pumping out, but a SS spoon can be used to scrape them off.
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 11:13:39 AM »
Can you get a decent whirlpool with a false bottom?
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013, 11:36:41 AM »
No reason why not that I can think of.
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Re: Anybody use a false bottom in the boil kettle?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 12:39:41 PM »
Can you get a decent whirlpool with a false bottom?
There is a large % of the whole hops that end up in the center of the immersion chiller.
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