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Homemade tamale steamer

I want to make tamales but I don't have a tamale steamer. I do have a 12Q (?) stock pot that is large enough but I only have a steamer insert for a 4Q pot. I can't afford to buy a new pot with a steamer insert or new insert right now. What can I use for a steamer platform that won't leave the bottom of the tamales soaked?

Thanks.

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