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Old 02-22-2013, 10:51 PM   #11
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I whirlpool chill with an immersion chiller in a keggle, 11g typical batch size. Input to pump is close to bottom while the output from pump is 1/4 from the top of my batch size. Both ports on the same side of my keggle with street elbows only - no internal extensions. No problems that I can tell.

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #12
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Do you have a valve on the top or is it far enough up the pot not to leak out wort?
I put a valve on it because my pot is right at 20 gallons and the port is up about where 17gallons fills, so if I ever made a large batch it would be over the port. I didn't plan to originally, but I wanted to be able to max the kettle out and do 15 gallon batches which easily requires more than 17 gallons of wort.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:18 PM   #13
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I'm curious, whirlpooling is done to concentrate the hop and break matter into a cone on the bottom. How do you guys deal with the suspended hops while whirlpooling? Just pump everything through the chiller and all?

Or do you use Hop bags, Spider or a Hop basket? And then whirlpool out whatever filtrated into the wort?
I have been using a hop spider because I use pellet hops. It seems to keep me from having any trouble with clogging.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #14
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Well I finally put it together. I ended up putting the valves port at about the 13-14 gallon point on the keg, and added a 1/2" copper tube with a 90 at the bottom. It reaches down to the bottom of the 1 gallon mark. I'm going to have to shorten it up though because I had the worst temp stratification ever.

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