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Stainless Steel False Bottom for Brew In a Bag (BIAB) - 14.75" Diameter
Stainless Steel False Bottom for Brew In a Bag (BIAB) - 14.75" Diameter

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Our Price: $36.99

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Product Code: BIABBOTTOM15

BIAB Bottom Leg Length:

First is a false bottom specifically designed for Brew In A Bag process. When you use a mesh bag in a pot, whether it's directly fired on a burner or heated electrically, you want to keep the bag off the bottom. Typical homebrew false bottoms have really small holes and cut off the free flow that mesh bags are known for. Another less desirable choice is a steamer rack or tray that is found in kitchen shops, but none of those are stainless steel and would rust after some time.

We've redesigned the support structure by using 1/8" thick, 1/2" wide 304SS flat bar that is rolled into a ring and further supported by an X-shaped cross brace. The legs are made of M8 metric bolts and are threaded into five nuts that are welded to the underside of the support structure. This modular leg style allows for just about any height you need just by changing out the length of the bolts.

This unit will fit into pots between 15 and 16" in diameter.

You have the choice of several lengths during purchase, electable in the drop down menu. Note that if you select "no legs", the screen still has the welded nuts that will accept legs in the future. Without the bolt legs, the screen will sit about 5/8" off the bottom supported by the bottom rolled ring. The heights listed in the drop down refer to how much clearance you will get between the bottom of the pot and the bottom of the FB support structure.

While it uses a max of 5 legs, you can use it without the center leg in case your heating element is in the way. IMPORTANT: The leg attachment points are strong enough to support the weight of just about any grain bill you throw at it, along with a reasonable rate of pump-recirculated wort. However, you must use care and evaluate how fast of recirculation your exact bag can handle before it starts clogging with fine particles. It is possible to circulate too quickly and create a hydraulic vacuum underneath that will damage the BIAB false bottom. Due to the vast surface area, it doesn't take much pump suction to exert a massive force. Please throttle your pumps down a bit, especially if you mill near flour particle sizes.

NOTE: Every effort has been made to smooth out and eliminate any sharp edges on the top surface of the unit where the mesh is cut flush with the support ring. We urge you to do one last check before first use to be sure there are no remaining sharp spots that may snag your BIAB mesh bag. If you find one that we've missed, it can be touched up with a file or some sandpaper.

Again, make no mistake about it. If you see another product like this on any restaurant supply store, amazon or ebay, know that they are all chrome plated steel and they will rust.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 15 Click Here to Write a Review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Absolutely Satisfied with Quality & Functionality October 30, 2020
Reviewer: Roger C. Weber from Brandon, Florida  
The false bottom worked perfectly in my existing 15 Gallon Gas One kettle.  I missed on the bolt lengths (My bad) and ended up buying the following on Amazon:
Bolt Base (8mm) M8 x 70 A2 Stainless Steel Hex Head Part Threaded Bolts Hexagon screws DIN 931 - 5 Pack.  Perfect for the way I installed electric accessories and thermowell.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Perfect fit and great quality September 11, 2020
Reviewer: Benny Stetson from FORT BELVOIR, VA United States  
Ordered for my 15" diameter kettle, perfect.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Game changer August 2, 2020
Reviewer: Gabe Tanyi from Hamburg, NY United States  
Have been waiting for this to come back into stock. This neat little design has made my biab process flawless, also supports enough weight to hold my Jaded King Cobra wort chiller. Handles perfectly with recirculation also.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Exactly what I needed August 22, 2019
Reviewer: Chris McFarland from Spokane Valley, WA United States  
Great quality item and good pricing.  Shipping was very fast - overall, I am very happy with this purchase!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 BIAB False Bottom February 14, 2019
Reviewer: David Mroski from Covington, LA United States  
The false bottom works perfectly with my 15 gallon Spike V3 kettle!

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