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Old 03-27-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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I have seen some pictures of whirlpools people have built and wanted to pass along a pointer. I know it is not super critical, but as long as you are doing it, you might as well do it right.

When setting the flow direction set it in the natural direction of whirlpools. Northern Hemispher is clockwise, southern in counter. Look at the whirlpool when you flush your toilet or empty the sink. By having the whirlpool directed in the right way you are not fighting nature.

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Old 03-27-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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OK, I'll bite. Is this for real? The one time I bothered to whirlpool, which I don't bother with now since I just strain my wort now, I remember stirring in a clockwise direction without even thinking about it. Are you saying that if I had stirred the other way, while brewing in the Northern Hemisphere I would not have had a successful trub cone development? I find that hard to swallow.

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Old 03-27-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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I don't think he is saying it would be a failure, however he is just pointing out it is a lot easier to not fight nature. Just go with the FLow.

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OK, I'll bite. Is this for real? The one time I bothered to whirlpool, which I don't bother with now since I just strain my wort now, I remember stirring in a clockwise direction without even thinking about it. Are you saying that if I had stirred the other way, while brewing in the Northern Hemisphere I would not have had a successful trub cone development? I find that hard to swallow.
You might have, but you are fighting the forces of nature. Liquids always drain clockwise north of the equater, same way most rivers flow north to south (although there are some rivers with engineered exceptions).
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:16 PM   #6
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Anyone seen that Simpson's episode?

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What if my is spill some wort and I am right on the Great Divide will some of my wort really end up in the Gulf of Mexico and some in the Atlantic Ocean?

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yeah they accidentely introduced Australia with bullfrogs. "Bullfrog? I'da called it a chizzlewazzle!"

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I whirlpool counterclockwise....against nature. Only because my immersion chiller flows clockwise...so I stir the opposite way to quicken the heat exchange, and I dont want to undo all that whirlpooling by stirring the other way when I take the IC out.

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