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Old 12-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Building a system - Whirlpool?

So I am converting some kegs to use. Not sure on where to place a whirlpool tube. Also, can I use a steel mash braid in the BK even using the whirlpool technique?

Any advice would be great since I am about to buy a lot of parts today.

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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I have mine about in the middle of the keg. Dont go too far up otherwise you cant use it on 5gal batches. I would put about 5 gallons of water in your keg to find a good location so that it hits right about under the surface. Should work fine for 10gal batches this way as well.

With mine, i dont have any sort of filter on the pickup tube.

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What do people typically use for a whirlpool setup? I'm looking into it too and am piecing together a bunch of stuff but am wondering what the standard setup looks like.

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I went with a whirlpool since it seems more common in commercial use, along with reading its a better process.. and i wanted to eliminate my hop bag whenever possible since it would be one less thing to clean.

Thread I made awhile back with some pictures of setups:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/brew...pool-s-316793/

I've since switched from the street elbow to an actual tube that BargainFittings.com sells.

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I've since switched from the street elbow to an actual tube that BargainFittings.com sells.
Do you like it more than the street elbow? Have you noticed a major difference?
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Do you like it more than the street elbow? Have you noticed a major difference?
I like it a tad better since it sticks more in the wort vs firing right against the wall of the kettle.
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