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Old 02-25-2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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I want to put a bazooka screen in my kettle to filter out trub and hops when I empty the wort into the fermenter through the kettle spigot. My only concern is whether the the immersion chiller will damage the screen each time. If it will only damage it over a considerible amount of time, I don't really mind bc the screens are only about $12

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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They are really rigid and I've never had a problem yet. I actually bent mine a little to be more flush with the bottom of the keggle. I have a 50' SS chiller.

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I have one and they are very ridged. I hit mine all the time with my spoon and the immersion Chiller with no ill effects. They work real well filtering out break and hop material.

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The mesh on those Bazooka screens is pretty course. That means it will let lots of the smaller particles through. What is your experience with them? Do they clog? How much goes through?

I still use a braid, which does filter most hops and break out, but it's way too fine and clogs badly, independent of the amount of hops used, even with 2 oz of hop pellets in a 5 gal boil. With the pump, I only get a drizzle (1/8 inch stream) going through the plate chiller into to carboy. I'm looking at a hop basket now.

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I use a bazooka screen in my kettle. It worked fine for my 5 gallon batches (APAs with 3 or 4 oz of hops and such), but tonight I made a 10 gallon batch with 9oz of pellet hops and it clogged up pretty badly. Before tonight I would've recommended one, but after tonight, I'm looking for a better solution.

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