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Old 04-16-2014, 06:02 PM   #31
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I understand, they are really cheap though.


PS. Off topic, you ride bikes? I ride a BMW GS1200R


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Old 04-16-2014, 06:09 PM   #32
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I understand, they are really cheap though.


PS. Off topic, you ride bikes? I ride a BMW GS1200R


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Old 04-19-2014, 05:15 AM   #33
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Worked great!!! Couldn't be happier. Brewed a 10 gallon wheat. Only an ounce of hops but I split it in two at the end to boils some lemon zest in one and tangerine in another. Lemon wort was much more clear than the tangerine that did not have the filter in place.


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Old 04-19-2014, 04:50 PM   #34
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Worked great!!! Couldn't be happier. Brewed a 10 gallon wheat. Only an ounce of hops but I split it in two at the end to boils some lemon zest in one and tangerine in another. Lemon wort was much more clear than the tangerine that did not have the filter in place.


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I too successfully whirl pooled for the first time in this configuration. 12 gallons with 5 oz of hops in the BK. I did get some trub in the fermentor but my chiller was clean.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:04 PM   #35
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Good to hear the whirlpool worked out. It works great for me. Looks like you gotta winner. If you whirlpool in a narrow container, you'll get some trub. That's why I whirlpool in the BK, then a 2nd time into my liquor tank, let it settle and draw off the clear wort.


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Old 04-22-2014, 02:12 PM   #36
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Just wrote this up and then saw your thread pop up in the side bar... here is my solution although it might not apply for a 10 gal brew.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/filt...ogging-471677/

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Old 04-23-2014, 10:55 PM   #37
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I have not heard great things about hop stoppers, so I am not really in the market to try one.
I think (unfortunately) that most negative comments come from those who are using it incorrectly / don't realize they're using it incorrectly. Biggest issue is when using a pump, you need to slow the flow to a trickle otherwise you'll empty it faster than it can fill.

I've been using mine since 2009 and have zero issues. If something better existed for my setup, I'd be using it.

Works great even with 23 oz of hops in an IIPA:





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I think (unfortunately) that most negative comments come from those who are using it incorrectly / don't realize they're using it incorrectly. Biggest issue is when using a pump, you need to slow the flow to a trickle otherwise you'll empty it faster than it can fill.

I've been using mine since 2009 and have zero issues. If something better existed for my setup, I'd be using it.

Works great even with 23 oz of hops in an IIPA:





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Actually, you're system of kettle hop control would be my next attempt if whirlpooling alone doesnt work - but so far so good!
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