False Bottom for 10 Gal BoilerMaker
Stainless false bottom fits 10 gallon BoilerMaker brew kettle for conversion to a mash tun for All-Grain brewing.
The patent pending Blichmann false bottom combines the high efficiency of a perforated false bottom with the clog resistance of a slotted false bottom.
These heavy duty false bottoms are recommended for the mash tun only - when used in the boil kettle, the solid construction can disrupt the convection currents in the kettle, interfering with the boil and causing a risk of scorching.
Blichmann recommends the Hopblocker for use in the boil kettle.
Fits perfectly into the Ssbrewtech 10 gal infusion mash tun without the rubber gasket and works much better! A little bit more work to clean but not by much.
Use this for my mash tun. Works great for recirculating mash without clogging as long as I use 1.5 qt/lb of grain water ratio. After transferring to boil kettle the wort is nice and clear. Excellent.
Another reviewer stated that he was having problems with his ball valve clogging with an ounce or two of hops- I suspect that person didn't see they were supposed to only use it in a mash tun set up, its not a filter, thats what the hop blocker is for. I would dare to say that I had the clearest wort ever after recirculating in my MLT. The only way it could get better would be if I had some insulation for the multi step mashes.
This thing is just a 70 dollar paper weight. Thats all its good for. My ball valve on my blichmann clogs everytime with just and ounce or two of hops. Terrible! I would return it if blichmann wasnt so slow in processing orders.
When I first made the leap to all grain I already had a Blichmann BoilerMaker. Adding & using this was so easy for a first time masher. I've used it plenty since then and always get consistant results!