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Old 01-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #441
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I got a 6x14 and will use it next brew session!



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Old 01-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #442
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FedEx just dropped off my new 7.5" x 14" 300 mesh filter! This thing looks great and the metal work is excellent - good welds, no burrs, ground down where it needs to be, etc. Chad, you definitely do nice work! Can't wait to brew...I actually owe one of the guys I work with a brew day so hopefully if the weather holds out I'll test it out this Sunday!











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FedEx just dropped off my new 7.5" x 14" 300 mesh filter! This thing looks great and the metal work is excellent - good welds, no burrs, ground down where it needs to be, etc. Chad, you definitely do nice work! Can't wait to brew...I actually owe one of the guys I work with a brew day so hopefully if the weather holds out I'll test it out this Sunday!
How big is your keggle top opening? Did you have to give him the distance from the outside to the inside of your opening so the hanger support would be the right length?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:43 PM   #444
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Okay - since I got my screen (300 micron, 6x14) I've only brewed lightly bittered beers. Hadn't really put it to the test until today when I brewed an IIPA with 7.25 ounces in the boil (6.25 pellet & 1 leaf.). I kept a close eye on it, with a vigorous boil (needed to lose some volume anyway.). Halfway through there was pellet scum on top, but as you can see, it was moving:



and by the end with all 7.25 ounces in I could see some evidence of boil just inside the screen. I'll know in a month or so if I have the full 91 IBU in the finished beer, but I feel confident it will be there.

*edit* - needed to fix iPhones "corrections." Also those links are to videos so you can hopefully see what I'm talking about

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #445
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After I pulled the scene out ( I left it in for most of the cool down) I took about a minute for the remaining wort to drip out. It left a tightly compacted amount of spent wort - and when I am finished pitching, I know I can turn the screen upside down in the trash can and give it one tap before it will fall out.

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Give it a shot. If you don't like it for the boil, it actually works great to strain the wort going into the fermenter and aerate it as well.

I've found my beers clear a bit sooner with not having all the crap in the fermenter. If anything, it's easier to clean the carboys out.
Aerate? How in the world does that work?
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Aerate? How in the world does that work?
Put the strainer over a funnel if your use a carboy, or put it over the top of a bucket.

Pour your wort into it. It strains it, and because it's going through the screen, it will break the surface area of the pour into fermenting vessel of your choice. That screen will assist in adding air to your beer if you don't use an O2 set up.
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How big is your keggle top opening? Did you have to give him the distance from the outside to the inside of your opening so the hanger support would be the right length?

The keggle opening is approximately 10.5 inches in diameter. Didn't get a chance to brew yesterday so I'll have to wait until after this snow storm we're getting here in Boston. On the plus side I just got a line on two 15.5 gallon sankeys so I can start building my all grain setup for 10 gallon batches!
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Put the strainer over a funnel if your use a carboy, or put it over the top of a bucket.

Pour your wort into it. It strains it, and because it's going through the screen, it will break the surface area of the pour into fermenting vessel of your choice. That screen will assist in adding air to your beer if you don't use an O2 set up.
Ah. Gotcha.

Shaking the fermenter vigorously for 45 seconds or 5 minutes with a aquarium stone and air pump gets you to 8 ppm O2 . That's as high as you're going to get without pure oxygen infusion from a tank.

I thought you were saying it somehow got you above that mark. My mistake.
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Ah. Gotcha.

Shaking the fermenter vigorously for 45 seconds or 5 minutes with a aquarium stone and air pump gets you to 8 ppm O2 . That's as high as you're going to get without pure oxygen infusion from a tank.

I thought you were saying it somehow got you above that mark. My mistake.
Nah.. Saves the shaking, and strains the wort. Double duty if you care to use it that way.


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