Originally Posted by Eddiebosox
hows your hop efficiency with that? Does it take forever to drain when you take it out (which is why Ive avoided the large suspended paint strainer bag method).
Eddie, i just tapped a APA "American Pale Ale" that used 5oz of hops. It came out wonderfull. Efficiency was spot on although 5oz was a little much for a smaller filter. 3oz is the norm for most of my brews. The APA was 1056og, three weeks in the primary and one week in the keg. Its clear as a bell. Mind you im doing 5gal extract batches on a gas stove with a power burner.
The hop filter plus late addition on the extract,adding a Whirlfloc tab and cold crashing. Ive been thinking out moving my setup out side but i see some draw backs on doing so. Cost, getting propane filled, wind and weather, more chance of contamination "out side elements" etc.
It drains just fine by the way. I set the filter in the middle of my chiller while chilling. It stands just fine. Right before i pull the chiller out i will pull the filter and rest it on top of the chiller to drain. Total drain time is about 60 seconds or less. When stirring the wort you can see wort moving though the filter.