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Old 09-28-2009, 01:41 AM   #1
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Is this commonly done? After brewing today and the SS braid getting stuck, again, I was thinking about a false bottom. But, reading more about them I see they are commonly used on the boil kettle. I don't need one there because we use a hop bag. Would one on a mash tun work with the grains sitting on top of the false bottom and a dip tube going in the middle to drain the wort?

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Is this commonly done? After brewing today and the SS braid getting stuck, again, I was thinking about a false bottom. But, reading more about them I see they are commonly used on the boil kettle. I don't need one there because we use a hop bag. Would one on a mash tun work with the grains sitting on top of the false bottom and a dip tube going in the middle to drain the wort?
False bottoms are used very extensively in mash tuns. They are excellent...
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What happens though when you make a recipe such as a pumpkin recipe that calls for mashing with puree of pumpkin? Even if you use rice hulls, won't the pumpkin sink to the bottom of the keg, while the rice hulls stay suspended above the false bottom and then create a stuck sparge? In this case, would the SS braid be a better option?

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What happens though when you make a recipe such as a pumpkin recipe that calls for mashing with puree of pumpkin? Even if you use rice hulls, won't the pumpkin sink to the bottom of the keg, while the rice hulls stay suspended above the false bottom and then create a stuck sparge? In this case, would the SS braid be a better option?
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