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Old 01-27-2005, 06:39 PM   #11
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Thanks Janx! My fault i didnt read the post about the HSA earlier, I accidently over looked it and went to the one under it. Makes alot more sense to me now. Is a racking cane something my local supplier should sell?

N/M ....looked it up and they should carry it.

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Definitely...it's a straight rigid plastic tube that is bent over at the top. You attach a vinyl hose to it to do your racking. Basically, it just makes it easier to pull from the bottom of whatever container you're racking from, since a vinyl hose alone would want to flop and bend around rather than stay on the bottom.

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Old 01-28-2005, 09:31 AM   #13
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Yeah. It's a good idea from the point of view of keeping hops out. Once the boil is over, you want the hops out. They have contributed all the flavor they will give and will only cause off flavors if they go in the fermenter.

Do you use a chiller? Are you pouring chilled or hot wort through the filter? The problem with pouring hot wort is you get hot side aeration, which can cause haze and off-flavors. So one of the other methods I outlined that does the filtering job more gently is preferable.

But, yes, the long and short of it is that you want to keep the hops out of the fermenter.
Janx, I have a hop filter in the bottom of my brew kettle, I let the wort pour into a bin for cooling, then into the fermenter for aeration. I've not heard of hot side aeration, so would it be better to cool in brew kettle to avoid this. Is this hotside aeration a very big problem?
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Janx, I have a hop filter in the bottom of my brew kettle, I let the wort pour into a bin for cooling, then into the fermenter for aeration. I've not heard of hot side aeration, so would it be better to cool in brew kettle to avoid this. Is this hotside aeration a very big problem?
Not really a big problem, but it's something to try to avoid. It's definitely better to chill and then aerate.

It can cause chill haze and some off-flavors. Not a crucial thing at all, but ideally, you try not to aerate while it's hot.
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Old 01-29-2005, 12:48 AM   #15
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HSA - hot side aeration - mentioned above

chore boy/racking cane method has been mentioned in a number of threads. Basically, you take a Chore Boy or brillo pad type wire mesh scrubby pad and secure it to the bottom of the racking cane. That acts as a filter.

What would be an awesome aroma (Whole Hop) for an american brown.
The next batch I make I will try and use the whole hop.
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