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Old 11-05-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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I'm a Brew-in-a-Bag brewer who is making a switch from the stovetop to an outdoor propane burner. Been reading up on the Aussie BiaB method and I definitely will try it for my next brew. This method calls for direct heat with the bag in the brewpot, which I have not tried before because of the potential for the nylon bag to melt/burn/rip.

While cleaning our house this past weekend, my wife and I found a pan roaster (similar to the interior of that was given to us as a gift. It's never been used and I'm sure it's not stainless. Could this work as a substitute for a false bottom to keep the bag directly off of where the flame hits the brewpot?



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Old 11-05-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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It looks like the spacing is too much anyway. The bag would slump to the bottom and touch the hot pot. You need a steaming basket.

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