I picked up a false bottom from Adventures in Homebrewing
and am extremely happy with how well it fits into my keggle. It was certainly made specifically for this application.
I have a question about it though. In the instructions
it says to fill the keggle with water until the water just touches the false bottom (about 2-3 gallons) and then calculate the water for the grains at that point. I called and asked, shouldn't I just decrease my mash thickness by adding 2-3 gallons of water so I get the correct strike temperature? The gentleman at the shop said, "no".
Maybe I'm over thinking this, but wouldn't 2-3 gallons of water have enough thermal mass to affect my strike temperature causing my mash temp to begin too low?
I should be running my first test in about a month, but was curious as to what the wisdom of the masses was on this topic.