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Old 10-25-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default SS braid, copper tube, bazooka tube???

I am in the process of making a keggle and have looked through most of the threads about the conversion process but what I am interested in is what works the best for straining the wort out of the keggle?

So which do you use and how has it been working for you?

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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I just have a copper pickup tube with a 90 degree bend, I use hop bags and just drain the whole keggle into the carboys.

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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What works best? A hopstopper

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If you use pellet hops, they clog up the stainless steel braid, but can sometimes make it through a pipe with holes drilled in it. Kind of a tradeoff.

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I use SS braid and use whole hops in my boil. I could see using a hop bag if using pellet hops during the boil. It's all about using techiniques and tools that work for you.

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:28 PM   #6
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I had a SS false bottom made for my keggle with the copper pickup tube in the middle. It works great for whole hops but I use a hop bag for pellets.

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I was using a Bazooka-T in my kettle for the first few brews in it, and it clogged bad. I had to use an immersion chiller (instead of the CFC) and pop the "T" off of there (good thing it wasn't clamped on).
Went to the braid with no issues. I don't remember if I have done a pellet only brew with the braid, but good drainage. The "T" clogged with pelets and with whole/plugs.

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I'll be brewing 3 beers with some buds on Sunday. I'm pumped!

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