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Anyone use a Stainless Steel False Bottom for the Boil Kettle?
  • jlwjlw
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    If so does it work well in filtering trub? Any problems associated with the false bottom?
  • ThymThym
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    I do not, but if you were to do it, you will want to use whole leaf hops. You're basically merging a hop back into the brew kettle...
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    Lakewood said:

    I do not, but if you were to do it, you will want to use whole leaf hops. You're basically merging a hop back into the brew kettle...



    sort of, more like a hop filter.
    i have one and use it sometimes, basically, when i remember that it exists.
    they function really well because all the hops form a filter up against that screen and the wort can get through, but any other little thing gets hung up in the layer of hops.
    you do need whole leaf for this though, or continue to bag your pellet hops. it will still remove most of the gunk from the trub.
  • ceanntceannt
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    Nope ... just an unaltered 10 gallon pot, stock (no pun intended)
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  • JerryJerry
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    ceannt said:

    Nope ... just an unaltered 10 gallon pot, stock (no pun intended)



    Oh come on now! That's ridiculous, that pun was sooo intentional.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    :)
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  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    I do not, but if you were to do it, you will want to use whole leaf hops. You're basically merging a hop back into the brew kettle...



    sort of, more like a hop filter.
    i have one and use it sometimes, basically, when i remember that it exists.
    they function really well because all the hops form a filter up against that screen and the wort can get through, but any other little thing gets hung up in the layer of hops.
    you do need whole leaf for this though, or continue to bag your pellet hops. it will still remove most of the gunk from the trub.


    I have a false bottom now that I haven't used because the pickup is 3/8 line... But I can modify that... Will this idea still work with a small amount of leaf hops like would be in most of the malty beer I brew?
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  • LothosLothos
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    I do in my mash ton and my boil pot (keggles) works awsome at keeping stuff out
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    C_dubbs said:

    Lakewood said:

    I do not, but if you were to do it, you will want to use whole leaf hops. You're basically merging a hop back into the brew kettle...



    sort of, more like a hop filter.
    i have one and use it sometimes, basically, when i remember that it exists.
    they function really well because all the hops form a filter up against that screen and the wort can get through, but any other little thing gets hung up in the layer of hops.
    you do need whole leaf for this though, or continue to bag your pellet hops. it will still remove most of the gunk from the trub.


    I have a false bottom now that I haven't used because the pickup is 3/8 line... But I can modify that... Will this idea still work with a small amount of leaf hops like would be in most of the malty beer I brew?


    depends on how small of an amount, really. to get a good filter going you need a couple ounces of leaf hops, so that wouldn't work for a malty beer probably, but it will still keep the hops from getting in stuff.
  • ceanntceannt
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    I want a deal like a french press ... that fits my boil kettle .....
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    ceannt said:

    I want a deal like a french press ... that fits my boil kettle .....



    that's a pretty sweet idea. you would need some springs, a little sheet metal, and a fine mesh.
    totally doable really