High quality, corrosion resistant, stainless steel bowl strainer features double mesh construction and a 10.25” inch long handle. Easily fits over openings of plastic bucket fermentors. Eliminates most large particulate matter while allowing cooled wort to pass through and into fermentation vessel.
While brewing beers from Partial Mash recipes, the kitchen strainer is a great tool for rinsing grain, acting as a “false bottom.” Once the grain portion of the recipe has been mashed, simply place the strainer over boiling pot. Pour a portion, typically 1/3rd of the mashed grain into the bowl of the strainer, allowing newly created wort to separate from the grain. Begin sparging (rinsing) the grain with 1 gallon of 170 F water to further extract wort from the mashed grain, repeating the procedure for each 1/3 portion of grain. Following sparging procedures, simply top up boiling pot with enough water to reach boiling capacity for vessel and add in extract.
Typical partial mash recipes derive 60 – 70% of wort from grain while the other 30 – 40% is attained through liquid or dried malt extract.