Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > First time using a false bottom (morebeer's 8g kettle)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-06-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
BADS197
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 470
Default First time using a false bottom (morebeer's 8g kettle)

I did an extract batch this weekend and didn't think I needed the false bottom. I mean what is it going to catch really? When I bought it I planned on just using it when I do the all-grain mashing.

Anyway...

I was being lazy and just left it in the kettle when I did my full extract boil.

When I emptied all the wort into the fermenter and got every last drop out, I looked into the kettle.

It had trapped all the hop pellet sludge and other stuff on the false bottom.


Sorry, it's my newest addition to my equipment and I find it ROCKS!!!

__________________

Frosty Nipple Brewing Co.

Bottled
Pumpkin Ale
Faw-Kin Hevy Scotch Ale
Slam Dunkelweizen
GPC American Ale
Not-October Octoberfest Ale


Primary
English Pale Ale
Secondary

Keg
#1 2.5g - Faw-kin Hevy Scotch Ale
#2 2.5g - Nut Brown Ale

Next
American Amber
English Pale

BADS197 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 57 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

I have false bottoms in both my MT and BK and my experience has been the same as yours. The BK has the pickup tube in the center, but very little debris gets picked up by it. Most of the trub, hop debris and break material gets caked on top of the FB. It works well with whole hops, pellets or both. I use no other screens or filters between the kettle and the fermenter and I never use a hop bag. Yes, false bottoms rock!

__________________
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kettle False Bottom with All Pellets? ScubaSteve Equipment/Sanitation 43 10-05-2011 01:52 PM
False bottom in the brew kettle hammer one Equipment/Sanitation 0 02-06-2009 12:13 AM
False Bottom & Kettle Spigot Filtration Stevorino Equipment/Sanitation 7 03-26-2008 04:16 PM
False bottom in boil kettle Beermaker General Techniques 3 01-24-2007 11:19 PM
false bottom in boil kettle beerme Equipment/Sanitation 2 09-29-2006 02:48 PM



Newest Threads