New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Copper parts for a Boil kettle Hop screen.




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2008, 09:13 PM   #1
8string
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Missoula, Montana
Posts: 86
Default Copper parts for a Boil kettle Hop screen.

I just rigged up a new hop screen for the kettle. Copper "T" and 2 copper hose barbs, with 2 short SS braids and SS hose clamps. Actually im not sure, maybe they are brass? I got them at Lowe's. Are they likely copper or brass and should I even use this contraption? My old hop screen stuck out in the middle and I thought this would possibly give me more success at whirlpooling. Its basically like the Bazooka T.



__________________
8string is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
WBC
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WBC's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: La Puente, CA, California
Posts: 2,175
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I see what you are doing. I tried several setups and finally I just do the best I can to get a nice whirlpool by stiring clockwize fast (wort hot). I just wait until a nice cone forms in the center of the pot. There are no obstructions in the pot to stop this whirlpool action. I then open the spiggot slowly until I get clean beer flow out of my sanitized counterflow chiller and then quickly poke the tubing into the fermentation vessel. as long as the trub stays in the center I am OK but at the end of the transfer the pile wants to spread out and that is when you want to be careful and shut off the flow as soon as the boiler drain starts to injest some trub. You can filter what is left into a paper filter and use it for the a starter after a 15 minute boil on your stove to sanitize it



__________________

Cheers,
WBC

Fermentor 1: Bill's House Ale II, Fermentor 2: German Helles, Fermentor 3: Bill's Schworzbier (Black Bier)
Tap 1: Bill's House Ale II, Tap 2: German Hefewizen, Tap 3: Nut Brown Ale
Future Brews: Stone IPA Clone, Blonde Ale, Budvar Clone, Newcastle Clone
New toy: Blichmann 27 gallon fermentor


“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging”

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment”

WBC is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
8string
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Missoula, Montana
Posts: 86
Default

Yeah trying to get less trub, But with an immersion chiller, I still wouldn't be able to stir until it was cooled enought to remove the IC. Actually my system has been working fine, the whole hops filter most of it and secondary gets the rest.

Actually, I guess my main concern was if it would give any copper flavor to the brew the first use or would that be quickly boiled off. The parts have that copper aroma like pennies.

Thanks for the tips on whirlpoling.

__________________
8string is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2008, 10:58 PM   #4
Alemental
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 123
Default

You will be fine with copper and brass. In fact, some brewers add a chunk of copper to the kettle because yeast need a little of it. It is common practice for breweries Germany to use copper brew kettles despite the fact that they cost a whole bunch more than stainless just for that reason.

__________________
Isles of Langerhans Brewery
Alemental is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2008, 02:19 AM   #5
8string
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Missoula, Montana
Posts: 86
Default

Thanks that just what I wanted to hear. I'll see how well the new hop screen works within the hour . Making a California Common.



__________________
8string is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parts for copper thermowell? HomebrewJeff DIY Projects 1 02-28-2009 02:54 PM
Kettle Hop Screen issues 8string All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 06-25-2008 08:02 PM
Any Ideas for Copper Screen Uses? Sluggo DIY Projects 6 05-28-2008 05:25 PM
Getting my parts for the keg to kettle conversion... Anthony_Lopez Equipment/Sanitation 13 03-26-2008 06:21 PM