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Stainless Steel False Bottom for Brew In a Bag (BIAB) - 17.5" Diameter
Stainless Steel False Bottom for Brew In a Bag (BIAB) - 17.5" Diameter

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Our Price: $49.99

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Product Code: BIABBOTTOM17

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 know for. Another less desirable choice is a steamer rack or tray that is found in kitchen shops, but none of those are stainless steel.
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 5 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. We include 5 legs but if the center location is impeded by a heating element, it will function fine with the four perimeter legs.

You have the choice of several lengths during purchase, selectable 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 1/4" 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.

Based on listed specs on popular pots, this 17.5" model should fit:

Blichmann G2 20 gallon 17.75"
Megapot 1.2 20 gallon 17.7
Bayou 20 and 25g 19.5" (not a great fit admittedly)
Spike 20g 17.7"

SS Brewing Technologies 20g 17.7"
Brew Built 22g 17.7"
Of course the fit is not tight, but as long as the bag doesn't have several inches of slack, it should not get pulled down into spaces smaller than 1/2".

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Click Here to Write a Review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great! May 29, 2022
Reviewer: Brian from VA  
I received the false bottom today and it looks well built.  Easy to adjust the height by either cutting the supplied bolts shorter or sourcing new shorter/longer stainless bolts locally.

Great use of the pizza box for shipping!  Item fit perfectly inside and was well protected.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 False bottom February 4, 2022
Reviewer: Chuck Wells from Naples, FL United States  
What the false bottom for my 20 gallon spike solo, are use the falls bottom for beers under 10 pounds of grains, perfect fit, excellent craftsmanship, fast service and shipping, would recommend this company for anybody, Will do business again with this company if needed

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Perfect fit December 16, 2021
Reviewer: Ron from Lancaster, CA United States  
The 17.5" is perfect for the 20gal Spike kettle. Couldn't ask for a better product.

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  2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 False Bottom October 16, 2021
Reviewer: George Dodd from Georgia  
False bottom delivered in a pizza box. It was
supposed to have five stainless steel bolts, but only came with four. I had to find an additional bolt locally.

BrewHardware.com Response:

George, why didn't you contact us about the missing leg for the false bottom? We would have dropped it in the mail right away.

If the false bottom is truly worthy of a 1 star review, I'd rather send you a prepaid shipping label to send the thing back and we will refund in full.

Somewhat less important, but what does the pizza box have to do with anything? We buy them specifically for shipping these false bottoms because it is a compact and economical solution to ship them.

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5 of 5 Fits my pot very well February 3, 2021
Reviewer: Michael from WA United States  
Very heavy construction and the ability to adjust stand-off distance (with different bolt lengths) is a real plus. Haven’t brewed with it yet but it’s a definite upgrade over what came with my pot. The purchase and shipping went well. Thanks Brewhardware.

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