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Old 12-09-2012, 03:34 PM   #341
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Any body have any plate chiller clogging when using the 400 micron?

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #342
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Mine is 6"x14" and it worked fine with 4 ounces of pellets in the filter. I had 8 ounces total but forgot to separate my Irish moss from my 15 min addition so I thru it straight into the boil. I don't IM should go into the filter. IMO it needs to move freely through the boil kettle to do its thing successfully. I also thru my FO addition directly into the boil.

I think size does matter in this case. When I used my "keg version" filter to filer the hop sludge that was thrown into the boil directly (on it's way into the fermenter) it clogged up pretty quick when it got to the last 2 quarts of wort from the BK (I had it hanging in the primary bucket).

I've only done one batch with this so far and I'm 2 weeks away from tasting it so I can't report about utilization until then.

I'll say this, if you've only done one batch and it clogged, I think it's only fair to brew more before passing negative judgement. same thing goes for those of us with one use and everything went fine. How many times do your brew the exact same way and or the exact same beer and have different results? some brew days flow while others make me wonder why the hell I am doing this. But in the end? I always seems to make great beer....for me anyway.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:20 AM   #343
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Any body have any plate chiller clogging when using the 400 micron?
I just brewed 10G with 6oz of pellets and a bazooka and had no issues with my plate chiller so I doubt this product would have ANY issues! Sweetcell brought his over this weekend to show me and I am seriously thinking about getting one of them. I can see this saving me time and effort and that is worth $$ to me when you think of all the time that goes into our beloved hobby! I usually use spice balls in the boil...this weekend I had several brain farts, this being one, and did not use them. I usually end up with a couple of baseball sized hops balls and some hop matter in the boil. This time I ended up with a TON of hop matter (okay, 6 oz. ... I exaggerated) and a lot of crapola going through the plate chiller. Time to end that issue! Plus I think my hop utilization will increase dramatically over the spice balls and I will make, wait for it, BETTER BEER!
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:01 AM   #344
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Looks like a billion posts on this. After reading your orig post I bought off the eBay dude. Used twice, works great. If people r worried about hop dispersion, use a little more hops. My final beer is also much cleaner. I got a broom brush to scrub it out. Stores easily. I am pretty happy.

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #345
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Will someone recommend one for me to order?

My set up: blichmann 15 boilermaker
Intend on using cfc/plate chiller soon. I brew alot of ipa/apa using just pellet hops.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #346
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I ordered the 6x14 version that was $60.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #347
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Will someone recommend one for me to order?

My set up: blichmann 15 boilermaker
Intend on using cfc/plate chiller soon. I brew alot of ipa/apa using just pellet hops.
Either measure the height of your pot or look it up on line. Using a plate or cfc, depth will be your only issue. I am ordering the morebeer standard 15 gal pot which has a posted depth of 14 in. But I am also going to put a false bottom in the kettle for the times when I do lea hops only. The FB is supposed to be 1.75 high. In the event I want to use both devices at the same time, I am going to have him custom make a 6x12 for me.
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The 6x14 version hangs perfectly on the side of my 10g blichmann. I don't use a false bottom though.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #349
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I've got a 6x10 400 micron on the way - can't wait to use it in my 8g BK. I had the same experience as the others with Chad - great guy to deal with.

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Will someone recommend one for me to order?

My set up: blichmann 15 boilermaker
Intend on using cfc/plate chiller soon. I brew alot of ipa/apa using just pellet hops.
I would use a 6" diameter and 16" length based on the measurement of your kettle on Blichmanns site.
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