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A false bottom is a device used in brewing, particularly in the mashing and lautering processes of beer production. It is designed to separate the liquid wort (the sugary liquid extracted from the malted grains) from the solid spent grains during these processes. The false bottom is typically placed at the bottom of the mash tun or lauter tun, which are vessels used in brewing.


A false bottom is a device used in brewing, particularly in the mashing and lautering processes of beer production.

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Here's how a false bottom works in the brewing process:

1. Mashing: During mashing, crushed malted grains are mixed with hot water in the mash tun. This mixture undergoes temperature-controlled rest periods to allow enzymatic reactions to convert the starches in the grains into fermentable sugars. The result is a mixture of liquid wort and spent grain husks.
2. Lautering: Once the mashing process is complete, the liquid wort needs to be separated from the solid spent grain husks. This separation process is called lautering. A false bottom is used to achieve this separation.
3. False Bottom: The false bottom is a perforated or slotted plate(wedge wire screen) that is placed at the bottom of the mash tun. It forms a barrier between the solid grain husks and the liquid wort. The slots or perforations in the false bottom allow the liquid wort to flow through while preventing larger pieces of grain from passing through.
4. Flow of Wort: As the liquid wort is drained from the mash tun, it flows through the false bottom and collects underneath it. The small gaps between the grains on the false bottom allow the wort to pass through while filtering out the spent grain husks.
5. Sparging: After the initial drainage of the wort, a process called sparging is often performed to rinse additional sugars from the grains. More hot water is added to the mash tun and allowed to flow through the grain bed. The false bottom ensures that the added water can flow through the grains and collect as wort while keeping the grains in place.
6. Efficiency and Clarity: The false bottom aids in achieving efficient extraction of sugars from the grains and also helps clarify the wort by preventing solid particles from entering the collected liquid. This clear wort is then transferred to the next stages of the brewing process, such as boiling and fermentation.

In essence, a false bottom is a filtration device used in brewing to separate liquid wort from spent grain husks during mashing and lautering. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the quality of the wort and ensuring that the brewing process proceeds smoothly.

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