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Old 01-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #31
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I made some changes this morning. I didn't like how the basket was a tad too tall and I couldn't get a tight seal with my lid and I wanted the basket to sit down closer to the bottom of the kettle.

I cut off those side tabs and 4 extra flat stock risers that kept the basket off my inner spigot then removed the inner spigot so the basket sits about 3/4" off the bottom instead of 1 1/2". Also bought a Weber 17" grill grate that fits perfectly and will use it to drain and squeeze.









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Old 01-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #32
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I should be able to put much more pressure down this way when squeezing the grains and it was only $10 for the grate.



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Old 01-16-2013, 03:20 PM   #33
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That looks good, man! When are you brewing next? I'd like to know how the adjustments work out for you before ordering from Chad.

Also, in the original thread on this, was there any consensus on what size basket you would need to hold a given amount of hops?

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:53 PM   #34
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BBQ grate is genious!

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #35
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I need a solution for hot break filtering. Something like this would be pretty neat. Remove once before first hops addition, clean and replace. Then again after cooling.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #36
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That looks good, man! When are you brewing next? I'd like to know how the adjustments work out for you before ordering from Chad.

Also, in the original thread on this, was there any consensus on what size basket you would need to hold a given amount of hops?
Brewing again tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes.

I have the 4x10" basket and I feel it's just right for my smaller 2.5gl system. If your into big hoppy 5gl or larger batches I'd recommend something larger. 2-3 oz of pellets in mine looks pretty compact and I like to do a big flame out addition so I dump out the boiling hops at flame out before adding the rest.
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This was my first atempt at BIAB and noticed a difference in wort clarity and trub compared to my old 3 vessel system. I use to recirculate the mash and set the filter bed until it ran clear, I wonder if I should recirculate some before pulling the basket? Thoughts?

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This was my first atempt at BIAB and noticed a difference in wort clarity and trub compared to my old 3 vessel system. I use to recirculate the mash and set the filter bed until it ran clear, I wonder if I should recirculate some before pulling the basket? Thoughts?

Darn, I was hoping to use this for hot break. perhaps a tighter mesh...
Recirculating would certainly give clearer wort and couldn't hurt anything. It wouldn't take any extra time cause you could do it with the mash going. Probably even a good idea to keep even temps.
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How tough would it be to clean the basket out and use it for the hops as well?

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I thought about taking it out, dumping the grain and using it for hops but I would need to get it out of the way when it's time for my immersion chiller. It only takes a few minutes to dump the grain and rinse off.



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