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Old 01-22-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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When you all talk about a "false bottom" do you mean a metal trivet? Why would you call it a false bottom, if it's real, it exists?


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Old 01-22-2013, 02:02 AM   #2
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Yes. They look similar. Isn't a trivet used to keep your hot pan from burning your countertop or table? That's a completely different function. It's called a false bottom because it's a bottom but not "the" bottom. Hopefully, it's the bottom of you grain but not your mash water. With all the wacko jargon in homebrew, I think it's pretty funny you picked this one to gripe about.


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Yes. They look similar. Isn't a trivet used to keep your hot pan from burning your countertop or table? That's a completely different function. It's called a false bottom because it's a bottom but not "the" bottom. Hopefully, it's the bottom of you grain but not your mash water. With all the wacko jargon in homebrew, I think it's pretty funny you picked this one to gripe about.
Well, I asked because I ordered a false bottom, but then realized, oh look, this will work, I wasted my money. The metal trivet I have is to put on the bottom of your pan to keep the meat or whatever from actually touching the bottom of the pan. A false bottom... I guess I wasted my money buying one...
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Well, I asked because I ordered a false bottom, but then realized, oh look, this will work, I wasted my money. The metal trivet I have is to put on the bottom of your pan to keep the meat or whatever from actually touching the bottom of the pan. A false bottom... I guess I wasted my money buying one...
Well, not really. Unless you're doing BIAB, I guess. The purpose of the false bottom is to keep the grain above the drain, so you can drain off the wort. It's to separate the grain from the wort. I think a trivet would not work very well as a strainer!
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Well, not really. Unless you're doing BIAB, I guess. The purpose of the false bottom is to keep the grain above the drain, so you can drain off the wort. It's to separate the grain from the wort. I think a trivet would not work very well as a strainer!
Well, I am doing BIAB and just wanted to keep my bag from touching the bottom of the pot. But I see, when I move past BIAB I will have what I need for the job. Thanks, glad I didn't waste my money. All this stuff to learn, confuses me many times. But, I'll get there... eventually!
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false bottom will be totally necessary when you move past the bag. you will be glad you went ahead and spent on it now when you start pricing out a few more stainless vessels. bobbilynn, after reading your post in the neighbor from hell thread, you are a legend, at least in my books....carryon


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