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Old 12-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #11
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I have never tried using a FB in boil kettle but have heard from others that it is a nightmare and clogs up to easily since that is the main settle point for trub. I believe Bobby M once posted something that looked like a 3 dimension triangle almost like a teepee tent made from ss mesh screen, i've been very interested in trying that since the top of the tent would hopefully rise out of the trub bed.
Isn't whirlpooling supposed to take care of the clogging? And if it does get clogged, couldn't you just scrape the bottom with a spoon (while you're whirlpooling even?

What I like about the idea of a FB, is that underneath it is 'only wort'.. and so this should allow your dip tube to pick up every last drop...

In theory anyways...
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #12
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I use a SS scrubbie around my diptube and toss the hops right in. Pellet and hole leaf. It's never worked less than amazing. I would just toss them after each brew instead of trying to clean them out. That said, I am finding it very difficult to find the large SS scrubbies and I am out. I'm planning on getting a FB from Jaybird.
I found some really large SS scrubbies at a Kitchen supply store. I had to buy a bag of 24 so they last a long time.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:35 PM   #13
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I have a hardtime whirlpooling as my electric element cuts right through the center of the keg disturbing the dynamics of the actual whirl, so i couldn't answer that. It looks like Catt22 does it with no problems, makes me tempted to try but i think my element would make it hard to slide the FB in and out (possibly one of the first drawbacks i've encountered in Electric brewing).

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Old 12-21-2010, 04:50 PM   #14
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I just use one of these filter bags in a 200 micron size and I'm thinking of trying out the 400 micron size to see how it does. I put a small piece of stainless tubing I have to make sure it stays weighted down and it works great with no noticeable loss of IBU's. The bags last a long time, I used my first one for over a year before deciding to replace it.

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