Small batch in Anvil

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  1. west1m

    west1m Well-Known Member

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    I would like to do a small batch of Highvoltagemans PA in my Anvil Electric. Seems like it is a good idea to do it BIAB style to use up the dead space there would be with the basket.
    Sorry if it has been discussed but I didn't see it. But..
    When using a bag, if I want to raise my mash temp in setps, do I need to use some kind of false bottom to keep the bag off the bottom to keep in from scorching?
     
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    Is the element in the Anvil exposed or below the bottom of the kettle? If it's below you are probably fine.
     
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    It is built in , under the bottom. I guess ill give it a try.
     
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    A friend has the smaller Anvil. I would suggest something to keep the bottom of the bag off the bottom. While the Anvil needs only a low percentage power to maintain 150 F, at the step mash up to 162 you will need more power and might not have enough liquid at the elements than you should.

    A false bottom is one way, but just carefully placing the bag might be perfectly fine.
     

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