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Old 12-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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I have my keggles complete on my new s/tier system. I'm going over the process in my head and one question I have is when to start/stop whirlpool.

Starting the whirlpool (march pump, side pickup, side whirlpool fitting) when I add the immersion chiller seems appropriate. So, when my wort temp gets to ~70F, is there a benefit to continue the whirlpooling (pull the chiller)?, or are all the benefits gained at that point?

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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I start the whirlpool while things are still boiling. This allows the boiling wort to sanitize the pump, tubing, etc...

I stop the whirlpool when I reach my target cooling temp.

Then I wait 20 mins or so for everything to settle out before transferring the wort to the fermenter.

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Old 12-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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Ahha! I wasn't thinking about killn' germs. Thank you!

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I start the whirlpool while things are still boiling. This allows the boiling wort to sanitize the pump, tubing, etc...

I stop the whirlpool when I reach my target cooling temp.

Then I wait 20 mins or so for everything to settle out before transferring the wort to the fermenter.
Do you leave the chiller in during the 20 min settling period?
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Do you leave the chiller in during the 20 min settling period?
yep and also during the time it takes to pump the wort into the fermenter.
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yep and also during the time it takes to pump the wort into the fermenter.
Thanks for the quick response!
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