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Old 11-15-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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I am wondering how many of you whirlpool your wort before transfer to the fermentation vessel? I find that there is no easy way to do this and that is because at the end of the transfer the trub cone flatens out and you end up sucking some of that into the carboy. I am looking for a better way to do this.

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:39 AM   #2
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I whirlpool and it works very well for me. I have very large pots and my drain is set slightly above the bottom of the pot so I can keep most of the trub out. The little bit that gets in is left behind in the primary when I rack.

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:48 AM   #3
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I whirlpool every time, works great for me.

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Old 11-15-2007, 02:54 AM   #4
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Do a search, or check the WIKI, there's a great instructional thread around here about this that I just read.

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Old 11-15-2007, 03:15 AM   #5
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The trick is to not get greedy. boil a little more wort and when you transfer, leave a little behind by stopping flow with a pinch clamp. That way, no proteins even get in primary.

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:29 AM   #6
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I boil 25L for 23L into primary. Here is the result of my whirlpool. I often save all that extra wort by canning it and using it for starters. Though lately I've been lazy.

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Old 11-15-2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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whirlpool... my yahoo brother and i pick up and transfer the smoldering pot to the cooling station, that way the cone is in tact more or less.

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:36 PM   #8
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I am either too impatient or clumsy because I can never get it to make a cone

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I am either too impatient or clumsy because I can never get it to make a cone
I use a full tablet (recommended amount is 1/2 tablet) of irish moss in my boil. The coagulated hot break helps to hold the hops cone together. Try using a tiny bit more irish moss in the last 10 minutes of your boil.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:30 PM   #10
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I also have trouble getting a good whirlpool. The way my bazooka filter and chiller interfere with each other makes it hard to get a good spin going. Also, the bazooka itself stops particles. But unless I've used more than an ounce of pellets, the filter takes care of almost everything.

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