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Old 05-06-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Have read a few posts on this, however have not seen a thread dedicated to it yet. I am debating on pulling the trigger to purchase one, but have seen alot of mixed reviews. Can we get some feedback on those who have one already in one central location?? I have a Blichmann 20gal BK??

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Hmmm... I thought this topic was dedicated to it?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/blic...t-hops-169560/

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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Guess I didnt see all of that one...

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Guess I didnt see all of that one...
No sweat! I do it all the time. No problem starting a new thread if you have new questions that don't get answered over there.
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It would be nice to keep this thread up as an actual review section; not "a you could also build one like this" kind of thing. I would be more interested in techniques used and reviews in one place.

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It would be nice to keep this thread up as an actual review section; not "a you could also build one like this" kind of thing. I would be more interested in techniques used and reviews in one place.
Yes it would. I will post here if with my next brew session. Maybe this time I will actually remember to whirlpool!
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I have used mine once. I did the whirlpool and let sit for 10 minutes. I did a single pass to my plate chiller into the fermentor. As the wort level go really low, I closed off the valve a bit, as instructed. Then I lifted the guard up. I just kegged the beer from the fermentor yesterday. There was hardly any hop sediment at the bottom.

The design does suck a bit for whirlpooling. I seemed to keep hitting it, which would shift it back and forth. It did not seem to effect its job at filtering. It is definitely worth having. I think it is a bit overprice, but there really is not any competition out there. Like stated in the other thread a thinner disign would had been nice.

Make sure you whirlpool. Use a thinner stirrer, if you have a bulky one like I do. I had no issues at all with clogging of the plate chiller, so everything seemed to work as advertised.

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good to hear....I would have to buy a different immersion chiller or the therminator if I get this thing tho.....hmmm..

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