Last Activity:07-28-2015 1:08 AM
Posted in thread: How do you whirlpool? on 07-22-2015 at 05:54 PM
I do the cheap and easy method. I use my immersion chiller to drop down to the temp I want to
whirlpool at. Then I remove it, throw in the hops, stir, put on the lid. I stir every 5 minutes
Posted in thread: Poor flow through dip tube on 07-21-2015 at 01:04 AM
Not sure if it would matter but my HLT is kind of short and fat while I have a taller brew
kettle. Not sure if that would cause some pressure differences but I don't see how I wouldn't
be getting enou...
Posted in thread: Poor flow through dip tube on 07-21-2015 at 01:01 AM
So I got my pick up tube working by installing a 3/8" barb and tubing on my HLT. I'm a little
confused cuz I put the same size pick up tube in my brew kettle, just side wall mounted, and it
Posted in thread: Poor flow through dip tube on 07-20-2015 at 12:06 PM
Is the inside diameter of the dip tube smaller than the tubing leading to the pump?Yes it is.
The dip tube is 1/2" OD while tubing is 1/2" ID. Is that letting air in and killing siphon? I'm
Posted in thread: Poor flow through dip tube on 07-20-2015 at 09:45 AM
I'm confused, your saying it won't drain below the valve? For a syphon to work you'll need to
attach some tubing on the outside of the kettle and make sure it drains below the elevation of
the bottom ...
Posted in thread: Poor flow through dip tube on 07-20-2015 at 09:16 AM
Is the opening bottoming out and sealing to the bottom of the pot?No, I don't believe so. There
is a 1/2" or so between the dip tube inlet and the bottom.
Posted in thread: Poor flow through dip tube on 07-20-2015 at 02:39 AM
I just installed a center dip tube on my HLT but am having issues with a strong flow and with
it sucking below the valve level. I've read it could be an issue with letting air in and
breaking the siph...
Posted in thread: To secondary or not to secondary on 07-17-2015 at 02:39 AM
If you are only fermenting for a short period (2-3 weeks), there really isn't much need to go
to a secondary. you just can get some off flavor a by leaving your beer sitting with all that
trub too lon...
Posted in thread: How do you whirlpool? on 07-17-2015 at 02:34 AM
I went and bought a couple of side pick up tubes from bargain fittings. One as a whirlpool arm
with a 90 elbow. I'll just recirc the wort through the pump and let it sit for 20-30 mins to
Posted in thread: How do you whirlpool? on 07-17-2015 at 02:31 AM
I expect to get shot for saying this, but here goes....At flame out I stir round and round and
get a good whirlpool effect going. Then I slap the lid on the pot and walk away for about 4-5
hours. I co...