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Old 11-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Whirlpool - Possible with Flat Bottom?

I truly need this communities help here. I really want to incorporate whirlpooling into my brewing. I was planning on purchasing a flat bottom brew kettle with a whirlpool weld added to it, but was told that whirlpooling doesn't work with a flat bottom kettle. Has anyone tried it? I have a keggle that I could use instead. Would a keggle work better? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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I do a manual whirlpool with a spoon in my flat bottom kettle with no issues.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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Thank you Anchorbock! Looks good. It looks like the cone spreads across the bottom just a bit. Have you adjusted your drain in any manner or just draw from where your bulkhead/ballvalve/drain is located?

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Thank you Anchorbock! Looks good. It looks like the cone spreads across the bottom just a bit. Have you adjusted your drain in any manner or just draw from where your bulkhead/ballvalve/drain is located?
I do BIAB so I have a lot of trub. The drain port is located at about the 1.25 gallon mark so I usually leave that amount behind. Depending on the amount of hops in the batch I may end up pulling in a little bit more trub, but still leave a ton behind. I'm sure if I wasn't doing BIAB I'd have a tighter cone of hop and break material.
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Cool, thanks for the help!

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:00 AM   #6
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I whirlpool with a pump in a 20G flat bottom kettle with great success. Yes, the trub pile is a bit more spread out, but I draw from the side with no issues.

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