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Offline MYR

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False bottom for small BIAB?
« on: March 18, 2018, 02:59:40 PM »
Hello,
I am looking for recommendation for a small false bottom for my biab setup.
I use a SS brewtech 5.5 gal kettle for mash and boil, and I was looking into something like this, but it’s too big for my kettle:
http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2017/08/stainless-steel-false-bottom-for-biab-2.html
Any body has a good recommendation for something that would work well for me? Inside diameter is about 10”, and I need about 3” tall to clear the ball valve.
Thanks in advance!


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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 04:03:56 PM »
I would call these guys.  I believe they fabricate false bottoms for the larger SS brewtech kettles.

http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com/store/index.html
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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 05:59:10 PM »
+1 to Norcal. Depending on the diameter of your kettle, you might also check on cooling racks used for breads, cakes, etc. Whether you buy from them or elsewhere, Amazon is a good source for reference.
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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 01:36:05 AM »
Great thanks , I did not know NorCal but they seem to have plenty of nice stuff. Thanks for the advice!


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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 01:43:28 AM »
Norcal is great. They have custom sized false bottoms for several popular kettles. I would suggest a dip tube to go with it. Very happy with mine

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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 01:43:48 AM »
Norcal have exactly what I was thinking about, made on purpose for my kettle!
Very nice! But... damn too expensive for me right now... :-(
http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com/store/False-Bottom-Ss-Brewing-Technologies-5.5-Gallon-Kettle.html


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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 09:26:24 PM »
 Amazon has a 10 inch rack for  pressure cookers with 2in legs on them(canning rack)
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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 12:06:39 PM »
I was gonna saying canning rack bottom. should work fine if you are brewing with a bag.

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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 10:55:29 PM »
And under $15 for  stainless

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Re: False bottom for small BIAB?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 07:41:27 PM »
I do BIAB without a false bottom and the beer turns out fine.  I'm not sure why you think you need one if you're pulling the grain bag before mashing. 
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