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Old 12-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #321
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So maybe size really does matter. I have the 6x14 and am not having the same issues you are.



I mean, I'd say the same thing. Except I'd mean that in a good way. It doesn't seem like performance on any one person's system can definitively predict performance on another's.
I have the 6x14, and I experience the same clogging and lack of draining. 300 micron mesh.

I've got 2 batches that are to be bitter and hoppy. If I get way more sweetness than I should have, and less flavor, I'll know the culprit for sure.

I'm leaning towards, pellet loose, leaf in the strainer and see what I get. Then I can drain into the filter after whirlpool and cooling, as it goes through my funnel into the carboy.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #322
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Your photo does seem to show a better hot break than I get. Question: Do you use irish moss or whirlfloc? If the former, did you put some both in and out of the filter?

I use whirlfloc and just dropped the tab in the main kettle area. I wonder if the whirlfloc-y compounds are even making it across the screen. Maybe not? Maybe that's why less break material / clogging inside?

I used whirlfloc for one batch, and dropped it in the kettle I believe, or I think I did.

My last batch, I used Irish moss, and put it in the screen with the hops. I didn't think about it till now, because I usually have my "timer" cups out with my additions for each time all loaded up ready to dump when it's time. Nutrient, irish moss, hops, all in a cup.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #323
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Interesting, I use Irish moss and yeast nutrients but throw them in the main area of the kettle. I wonder if that is causing your extra clogged funkiness

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #324
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I have the Std 400 micron spyder and have had no clogging problems. Works great, cleans easily. I too add Irish moss or whirlfloc to the kettle.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #325
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I don't know, but its clearly not dry. I'd guess you could fit 3lbs of dry pellet hops in a gallon container. Also, My math or your math is wrong, cause I got over 2g of volume for a 6 x 18.
My math was off a touch, but I think you and I are on the same track. I re-ran the 6x12 this morning and got 1.46 gallons instead of 1.3 (that's what I get for doing my calculations in bed, on my phone, trying to use some of the constants from memory). I was a little off re: the conversion of cubic inches to gallons. But I was also figuring a 6x12 custom screen that I'd asked the vendor about to fit my pot.

If I run the numbers for a 6x18, I get 2.2 gallons. So I agree there too.

The pot I am going to when I upgrade my system is the 15 gallon from morebeer.com. That lists dimensions of 18" wide by 14" high. I am going to put a false bottom in the BK to catch leaf hops and some break material and other trub. That leaves me 12 inches between the FB and the top of the kettle. I figure a 6x12 will give me plenty of room in the screen for those times when I do all pellet hops. The only thing I haven't figured out yet is whether I will try to squeeze my immersion chiller side by side with the screen, or just remove the screen temporarily when I put my IC in, then drop the screen back inside of it. I usually boil my IC the full time I boil my wort, just for convenience. If my chiller and the screen will fit side by side in the new pot, I may continue doing that and leave them both in for the full time.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #326
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Here is a few pictures of the 300 micron hop screen that fits just inside of my wart chiller. Great job Chad.

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yes those pictures look about right!! I have never seen that much movement in my hop bag.
How much hop material ended up in the kettle when you were done?
Couldn't agree more about Chad, amazing how pleasant it is to work with someone who cares.

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This hop screen is 7.5 by 14 inches so it was an inch off the 5500 watt heating element. We brewed an Oatmeal Stout so we did not use a lot of hops. First picture is what was left in the screen and the second is the boil kettle. Most of it is the Irish moss.

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Interesting, I use Irish moss and yeast nutrients but throw them in the main area of the kettle. I wonder if that is causing your extra clogged funkiness
The nutrient I would say no..

The irish moss... Who knows. I can't say it didn't or did. I did use whirlfloc the other two times I used it, but one one put in the kettle, the other in the screen. One was a hoppy pale, and the other was porter with little hops in there.

I think these would be great for whole leaf, regardless. I have a ton of it, but I stocked up on pellets for the more rare and general favorite hops of mine..
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I might just have to re do my Citra pale ale, and do it all free in the boil, versus in the screen, and see if there is any difference..

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