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Old 04-18-2008, 02:45 AM   #1
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Default How do you guys move your wort to your fermenters.

I dont have a pump or anything and just started AG batches. My issue has been that I have a 15 gallon SS pot with 7-9 gallons of wort in it. Which is close to like 100lbs!! What is the best way you guys have figured to get your wort into a fermenter. I have been using a gallon pitcher that I sanitise between each scoop and pour. Is there an easier way? The pot has a spigot but will that move to slow and risk contamination? Thanks

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Old 04-18-2008, 02:57 AM   #2
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Git yer ass to the gym, first off.

I dump mine manually, but my wort is about 5.75 gals at that point. Many people whirlpool after cooling with an IC or CC, then the use a siphon to get the wort to the fermenter. The whirlpooling moves all the crud and solids into a nice cone in the center of the bottom of the kettle; you just keep the siphon tip towards the outer edge and you'll do fine.

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I make ten gallon batches, but I ferment in five gallon pails. So I bring my pails outside to the kettle, fill them up, and bring them in to ferment.

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I make ten gallon batches, but I ferment in five gallon pails. So I bring my pails outside to the kettle, fill them up, and bring them in to ferment.
+1 Keep it simple. Buckets for mash water to MLT. Gravity to Kettle, gravity to fermenters, fermenters are 5 gallons, kegs are 5 gallons, all easy to lift and carry.

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Old 04-18-2008, 03:33 AM   #5
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You've got a spigot but aren't using it?

Problem solved man.....

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Gee thanks Evan. I'm a clinical lab. scientist I use my brain muscle hahahaha. I have tomorrow off so i think im gonna try to figure out some kind of gravity method with an old TV stand and aluminum rack. Thanks guys.

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Just put in a weldless fitting. Fairly cheap, easy.

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I just use my automagic racking cane. The only tough part is lifting the kettle up to the workbench. Sitting on the burner it's not high enough above the carboy to start the siphon.

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I just use my automagic racking cane. The only tough part is lifting the kettle up to the workbench. Sitting on the burner it's not high enough above the carboy to start the siphon.
That is why you buy the autosiphon. A few pumps and you're fine. I've managed to move liquid from two even level vessels that way.
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That is why you buy the autosiphon. A few pumps and you're fine. I've managed to move liquid from two even level vessels that way.
Huh? If you have done this, then you have relieved our reliance on fossil fuels!! The economy will boom. The US will remain the only super power for hundreds of years!! Plese explain?!
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