Originally Posted by javajo91
what type of beers are you brewing? Are u using alot of wheats, flaked grain?
I think that's the combination that is causing slow runoffs.
I agree that it definetely is usable but it's probably better - at least for me -to just run to Lowes and go with the more porous braid.
I'm sick of holding my breath every time i turn that valve for the first time
Here are the styles I've brewed with that setup:
calif. commonpumpkin ale
dark mildamerican wheat
I used rice hulls in the pumpkin, but not in the wheat.
It definitely is a fine weave, much finer than the one I had preivously. It may be too fine for some people, but is working fine for me. I'm not special or have better technique than others, I just haven't had an issue with that braid.
Even if you replace the braid ith one that is't as fine, keep the spring. That is a great aspect of the design.