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el_caro 06-23-2013 06:43 AM

Whirlpooling
 
Interested to know how many here(BIAB) whirlpools at the end of boil and if so what is your method of achieving a whirlpool and then draining the kettle.

I am guessing most BIABers look for simplicity and do not bother.

454k30 06-24-2013 06:26 PM

that isn't a technique I'm familiar with.

geoffm33 06-24-2013 06:30 PM

Have a look at this wiki page for more info:

Whirlpooling

Doed 06-24-2013 06:57 PM

I just use a spoon and get a nice little whirlpool going then let it settle. I then rack from the side of the pot with my auto-siphon trying to avoid the trub cone that the whirlpooling created.

JoppaFarms 07-09-2013 05:22 PM

I don't whirlpool (yet). I'm still building up my equipment and my immersion chiller will have a whirlpool attachment on it once I can afford a pump and put a ball valve on the kettle.

smyrnaquince 07-09-2013 05:25 PM

I take my rinsed, sanitized BIAB bag and line the fermenter with it. Then I pour the chilled kettle contents into the fermenter from a height of 1-2 feet. This aerates the wort nicely. Then I pull the bag and let it drain.

I do stovetop half-sized batches, so I can handle the kettle to do this.

BlackGoat 07-17-2013 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doed (Post 5299210)
I just use a spoon and get a nice little whirlpool going then let it settle. I then rack from the side of the pot with my auto-siphon trying to avoid the trub cone that the whirlpooling created.

I do the exact same process described here. Boil, and chill using my IC per the usual, then after removing the chiller I will use my brew spoon to get a nice smooth whirlpool going for a minute or two, then I usually cover my pot and leave it alone for about a half hour while the whirlpool slowly comes to a stop and the wort settles a little. After that I'll rack it over to my fermenter, leaving the bulk of the trub behind.

geoffm33 07-18-2013 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackGoat

I do the exact same process described here. Boil, and chill using my IC per the usual, then after removing the chiller I will use my brew spoon to get a nice smooth whirlpool going for a minute or two, then I usually cover my pot and leave it alone for about a half hour while the whirlpool slowly comes to a stop and the wort settles a little. After that I'll rack it over to my fermenter, leaving the bulk of the trub behind.

Do you use a hop bag/spider or just toss the hops into the boil freestyle?

63belair 07-18-2013 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackGoat (Post 5355667)
I do the exact same process described here. Boil, and chill using my IC per the usual, then after removing the chiller I will use my brew spoon to get a nice smooth whirlpool going for a minute or two, then I usually cover my pot and leave it alone for about a half hour while the whirlpool slowly comes to a stop and the wort settles a little. After that I'll rack it over to my fermenter, leaving the bulk of the trub behind.

This is what I plan to do as well (once I get back to brewing after this god awful heatwave!). I'm interested to see how it goes with my set up (ball valve with a 90 as a dip tube). I'll report back with results later.

BlackGoat 07-18-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by geoffm33 (Post 5356004)
Do you use a hop bag/spider or just toss the hops into the boil freestyle?

Nope, just throw them right in. I don't understand why people get so crazy about their hops, and why they use devices to contain them or strain them out. I use pellets and throw them in the boil, never once have I ever had a shred of hops show up in a glass of beer, and that includes a variety of brewing methods. If any end up in the fermenter they will always settle out.


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