Stainless Steel False Bottom designed to keep your BIAB bag off the bottom of your kettle.
While our version 2 of this product is out of stock, we’ve decided to blow out our last bit of stock on our first edition units. Here’s how the clearance version differs. The V2 is built on flat bar supports and that allowed the leg attachment points to be much stronger and straighter. The V1 (the clearance one you’re potentially buying right now) was built on a round bar frame so the leg attachment points are tack welded and some are angled a bit. As long as you’re not trying to support an elephant or do some crazy amount of recirculation with a strong pump, it should be fine. These are discounted below cost so we don’t expect any complaints or returns.
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.
IMPORTANT: 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. This warning especially applies to the 17.5 Diameter 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.
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.
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 18.5″
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″.
As of this posting, 17.5″ BIAB false bottoms are available for just $13.99 on clearance. Limited quantities. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability