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Old 01-12-2012, 07:41 PM   #21
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Gila has a BrewMagic that acts as a large storage shelf in his garage. It's a show-piece, really... not meant to be brewed upon, just looked at with perhaps the occasional stir-fry cooked upon it.
But I still have a BrewMagic, don't I?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:46 PM   #22
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But I still have a BrewMagic, don't I?
Are you apologizing? (just kidding)
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #23
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What a great idea with the rice hulls

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #24
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Are you apologizing? (just kidding)
God no. He still brews with a cooler and something from the toilet.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #25
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What a great idea with the rice hulls
Thanks. Was the best solution I could muster to protect my investment on a overpriced Sabco chill station. A 50 pound sack of rice hulls only cost $35 so it made sense to me.

Aside from lack of use of course, but hey, both work.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #26
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I simply placed a rice hulls filled grant/hop back between my brew pot and chill station (chill wizard).
I'm curious, what is the temp of the wort coming out of the hopback?

I ask because doesn't the cold break start at something like 140F? So unless your wort is getting down below that by the time it gets through the hopback, you aren't going to get much cold break material caught in there.
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I'm curious, what is the temp of the wort coming out of the hopback?

I ask because doesn't the cold break start at something like 140F? So unless your wort is getting down below that by the time it gets through the hopback, you aren't going to get much cold break material caught in there.
I recirculate the wort until I attain pitch temp inline. The primary use of the hulls is to trap the hot break and pellet debris prior to chiller inlet since no matter what you do with a plate chiller the cold break will be formed within the chiller itself.
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I do this. without the rocket science.
hmmmmm, you got me thinking, which is a feat in itself...
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What do you use then, if not the rocket?
Just a simple 6 quart hop back/grant with a false bottom. Same principle as a rocket without a tri-clamp sealed lid.
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I have a hop stopper screen on the bottom of my kettle. I guess I will try to recirculate from chiller back into kettle and see if that is enough to keep my pellet hops and break out of the fermenter. I don't know if I'm asking for trouble

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