Originally Posted by BeerCanuck
Curious to see how the whirlpool runs for you TC.
I see what looks to be a return fitting in the top of the kettle? How is this used and the copper pickup tube that rests on the bottom of the kettle are there any issues with it clogging after the boil?
The return fitting is used to as an 'inlet' where i pump the wort from the mash tun, to the keggle to start the boil.
The copper ring works quite well, no clogging. it is slotted on the bottom like a copper mash tun manifold. I had not seen anyone with something like this so i thought I would give it a try. only drawback is it's 1/2" tubeing, which is smaller Dia than 1/2" pipe, so drain volume is slower. I'm actually working on one right now made from 3/4" copper. it's more difficult to work with though, more prone to kinking.
What's nice about this hobby, is you can find more ways to innovate