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Old 01-16-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to use one of these collabsable steamer backets as a false bottom? It is about 10 inches when open and made of Stainless...

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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The grain moves around and gets past the flaps. It doesn't work. It should work to keep whole hops out of the dip rube on the boil kettle though.

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:13 AM   #3
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you wouldnt be able to stir grain either.
it can keep BIAB off heat from stove

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:31 AM   #4
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you wouldnt be able to stir grain either.
it can keep BIAB off heat from stove
Good point. I am wanting to transition from extract to AG via BIAB... I may use this for that purpose....
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I do BIAB exclusivley with a keggle, this is the same false bottom that I use.

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Old 01-18-2012, 02:17 AM   #6
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Ha...
My wife just saw the photos I posted and said..."What is that??? Is that my vegetable steamer basket? DON'T mess with a vegetarian's steamer basket!"

I guess I will have to get my own for BIAB...

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Old 01-18-2012, 04:00 AM   #7
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I've also been thinking of doing an expanding false bottom for my mash tun, mainly because the opening at the top is 6" and the inside is around 11".

I started thinking about some stainless screen with some sort of spring form edge, almost like the "pop open" car windshield shades (attached pic). I could make some sort of spacers to keep it off the bottom if needed as well. I'm just not sure on how feasible it would be. It would be nice to collapse it, push it to the bottom, and then expand it to fill the entire bottom.

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