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Old 10-01-2012, 02:39 AM   #81
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Dumb question, but I use an immersion chiller to cool down my wort. Because of that, I'm figuring the only way to make this work would be to have the stainer in the center of the pot. Any thoughts on the best way to brace it to make that happen? I use a 9 gallon pot from Adventures in Homebrewing (see link) with a ball valve and sight gauge/thermometer from BrewHardare.com. The picture below is the stock photo from Adventures in Hombrewing without the sight gauge and thermometer.



http://www.homebrewing.org/One-Weld-...ot_p_1683.html

Everything works great, but I get a ton of hops and break in the fermenter. I've tried a bazooka screen, but it gets clogged like crazy. This seems like a better option.

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hmm, yep I'd probably have him build something that works with the opening on the inside of your chiller coils and then have him weld three or four tabs with holes at the top and suspend it with stainless threaded rod or give him the measurements and he can extend the tabs to go over the edge of your kettle and keep it suspended in the middle. This still feels a little klugey as you'll have to lift up the filter in order to get your chiller in of course if you just pull the filter before chilling you won't have an issue with the regular version but I'm presuming that you still want to do flameout hops or have some reason to leave the hops in contact while you are chilling... email Chad to see what he can do <chads454@yahoo.com>
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:32 AM   #82
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Thanks for the reply.

To clarify, yes, I do flameout hops, but I also usually put the chiller in the boil with around 15 minutes left to "sanitize" it in the boil.

I was thinking the only way to make it work would be to almost have a W type bracket on it. It would hook on each side of the pot and the brace would go all the way to the bottom of the pot on each side. It would then bend 90 degrees at the bottom and when each side got to the edge of the filter, it would bend at 90 degrees and connect to the filter. Not sure if that makes any sense.

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:47 AM   #83
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Thanks for the reply.

To clarify, yes, I do flameout hops, but I also usually put the chiller in the boil with around 15 minutes left to "sanitize" it in the boil.

I was thinking the only way to make it work would be to almost have a W type bracket on it. It would hook on each side of the pot and the brace would go all the way to the bottom of the pot on each side. It would then bend 90 degrees at the bottom and when each side got to the edge of the filter, it would bend at 90 degrees and connect to the filter. Not sure if that makes any sense.
See what happens when you shift to a plate chiller.... You forget all about sticking the immersion chiller in to sterilize it! I think I'm following you, essentially you are describing a bracket that would go down the side, under your chiller and come up in the middle to hold the filter. While I believe this would work while the chiller is in place I'm not sure if it would bounce around during the boil,probably safer to go the hop spider route and just lift it up while placing your chiller in the kettle and set it back down in place after the Chiller is in.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:01 AM   #84
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:24 AM   #85
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Anyone tried this set up it is made for milk/beer in line strainer $84.21 free delivery world wide, choice of grit 40 to 200 a (54 grit is 305 microns)

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #86
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Hi, just wanted to remind everyone here that I don't make these things and am not affiliated with the seller. I just started the thread to let you guys know what I've come across and how I'm dealing with the issue of hop gunk and keeping my plate chillers clean!

The actual seller is:
Chad Beauchamp 734-626-5864 chads454@yahoo.com

Feel free to contact him and tell him what you want he is an extremely easy person to work with.

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Anyone tried this set up it is made for milk/beer in line strainer $84.21 free delivery world wide, choice of grit 40 to 200 a (54 grit is 305 microns)
I haven't but it reminds me of the brewers hardware one that I liked but was way more expensive and hard to bolt up to my rig.

http://www.brewershardware.com/FILTER1.html with tax and shipping this one ended up being over $150. Derrin there is a great guy though so I'm sure this thing kicks but, just a little pricey for me!
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To those who have one of the ebay filters:

Do you prefer it to rest on the bottom of the kettle or hang above the bottom a couple inches?

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To those who have one of the ebay filters:

Do you prefer it to rest on the bottom of the kettle or hang above the bottom a couple inches?
I have a 20" deep kettle and my filter is 14" so it sits 6 inch off the bottom and I'm happy with that. I was concerned with the force of the boil bouncing it up if it sat on the bottom..... I do not know if it will actually cause an issue.
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Just ordered a 6X14 with 300 micron. The seller is very quick to reply and answered all my questions.

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