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bull8042 06-16-2011 02:55 PM

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I got mine this week as well and am stoked to brew with it this Saturday. Mine had a few spots that came right out with a PWB soak, which is a good practice for anything new anyway.
I am positive this will remove any possibility of anything getting into my plate chiller that is too big to pass.

It looks "real purty" too!


bull8042 06-20-2011 12:28 PM

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Well, I brewed with the new trub filter Saturday and I will have to admit, it did one heck of a job filtering. I only used 1-1/2 oz of Cascade in this recipe, and I think every bit of it ended up in the filter instead of the fermenter.
The flow did slow to a near dead-stop right at the end of the discharge into the fermenter. For my use, I am contemplating opening the holes a bit to somewhere between 0.75 mm - 1.0 mm. I am only interested in keeping the grain particles that slip through the false bottom in my MLT from entering my plate-type heat exchanger. I really don't need this level of filtering personally.
All in all though, I am very happy with it. Derrin did another fine job with this piece of equipment, right in line with what I have come to expect from him.


amsped180 06-27-2011 03:20 AM

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I thought I would use the filter last weekend, but alas it was delayed until today. I brewed a 10 gallon AG batch of APA with four ounces of pellet hops put loose into the wort. When there were fifteen minutes left in the boil I began to circulate boiling wort from BK>Trub Filter>March Pump>40 Plate Chiller back into the BK. As stated in previous posts, when I first opened the kettle ball valve to allow the wort to move through the filter, there was a little resistance as the air bubbled back into the kettle (watch out for this, could be potentially dangerous if you have an undersized kettle, once the chamber had filled with wort it flowed very easily. I was nervous that too much hop material would make it through the primary filter, but when I flushed/back flushed my plate chiller it only turned my PBW solution a tinge of green, very few chunks actually came out, unlike previous runs where several flushes were necessary. I did do a quick whirlpool at the end of the boil and a sizable trub/hop cone was left behind. I absolutely recommend this equipment to anyone who wants this level of trub filtration/bling for their rig.


amsped180 06-27-2011 03:20 AM

First Use
 
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I thought I would use the filter last weekend, but alas it was delayed until today. I brewed a 10 gallon AG batch of APA with four ounces of pellet hops put loose into the wort. When there were fifteen minutes left in the boil I began to circulate boiling wort from BK>Trub Filter>March Pump>40 Plate Chiller back into the BK. As stated in previous posts, when I first opened the kettle ball valve to allow the wort to move through the filter, there was a little resistance as the air bubbled back into the kettle (watch out for this, could be potentially dangerous if you have an undersized kettle, once the chamber had filled with wort it flowed very easily. I was nervous that too much hop material would make it through the primary filter, but when I flushed/back flushed my plate chiller it only turned my PBW solution a tinge of green, very few chunks actually came out, unlike previous runs where several flushes were necessary. I did do a quick whirlpool at the end of the boil and a sizable trub/hop cone was left behind. I absolutely recommend this equipment to anyone who wants this level of trub filtration/bling for their rig.


amsped180 06-27-2011 03:20 AM

First Use
 
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I thought I would use the filter last weekend, but alas it was delayed until today. I brewed a 10 gallon AG batch of APA with four ounces of pellet hops put loose into the wort. When there were fifteen minutes left in the boil I began to circulate boiling wort from BK>Trub Filter>March Pump>40 Plate Chiller back into the BK. As stated in previous posts, when I first opened the kettle ball valve to allow the wort to move through the filter, there was a little resistance as the air bubbled back into the kettle (watch out for this, could be potentially dangerous if you have an undersized kettle, once the chamber had filled with wort it flowed very easily. I was nervous that too much hop material would make it through the primary filter, but when I flushed/back flushed my plate chiller it only turned my PBW solution a tinge of green, very few chunks actually came out, unlike previous runs where several flushes were necessary. I did do a quick whirlpool at the end of the boil and a sizable trub/hop cone was left behind. I absolutely recommend this equipment to anyone who wants this level of trub filtration/bling for their rig.


pola0502ds 07-05-2011 03:21 PM

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Here are some pics of the filter from the APA, 12 ounces of hops. Still a lot of hops in the 2 carboys and a crap load in the keg after pulling everything out.


pola0502ds 07-05-2011 03:21 PM

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Here are some pics of the filter from the APA, 12 ounces of hops. Still a lot of hops in the 2 carboys and a crap load in the keg after pulling everything out.


drmark50 08-23-2011 01:57 AM

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I do not get any cavitation no matter the flow out of my pump since I have it before my filter. On Thurs I will brew another batch with close to 6 oz of pellet hops - I plan not to use a spider this time.

Here are some pics from my first brew with the filter.


drmark50 08-23-2011 01:57 AM

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I do not get any cavitation no matter the flow out of my pump since I have it before my filter. On Thurs I will brew another batch with close to 6 oz of pellet hops - I plan not to use a spider this time.

Here are some pics from my first brew with the filter.


drmark50 08-23-2011 01:57 AM

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I do not get any cavitation no matter the flow out of my pump since I have it before my filter. On Thurs I will brew another batch with close to 6 oz of pellet hops - I plan not to use a spider this time.

Here are some pics from my first brew with the filter.



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