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Old 01-24-2013, 03:57 AM   #1
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Has anyone used a Blichmann Boiler Maker as a boil kettle with a false bottom in? They warn about scorching the wort but I have heard of several people using a false bottom in their boil kettle to block hop material when draining their wort.



 
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:12 AM   #2
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It's not a Boiler Maker specifically, but I keep my false bottom in during every boil and have never had a problem.


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Old 01-24-2013, 07:34 AM   #3
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i could be wrong but i thought i read something about boiling with the false bottom in the documentation that came with my (now sold) blichmann, it said not to boil with it in but i can't remember the reason.

edit: they say it disrupts the convection of the boil.

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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it's on page 9 of the manual that comes with the pot and it's also a PDF on their website.

 
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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Hey mitchar19, have you tried boiling with the false bottom? I was thinking about doing this also but heeded the warnings so far. I don't really want to use a hop bag. They also sent some little screen-wire tube thing that looks like it screws into the ball valve but I don't know how that's supposed to keep hops from clogging the dip tube.


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