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Old 06-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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What is the purpose of a false bottom on a brew pot Also if I buy a 7.5 gallon pot do I need a spigot at the bottom?I have been all over the internet looking for these answers so thanks for your help...

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Welcome to the forum.
With a false bottom in the kettle, you could use the kettle as a mash-lauter tun for all grain brewing. You could also use it (as I do) for straining the hops on the way to the fermenter.
As I'm sure you realize is useless without a spigot.
The spigot is useful for draining hot wort from the kettle, where the heat of the wort could damage a plastic siphon. If you cool wort in the kettle, you can use a plastic siphon. About the only time you want to drain hot wort from the kettle, is when you are using a counterflow wort chiller, and if you do have a counterflow chiller and no spigot, you can use a metal siphon tube.

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