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Old 01-24-2007, 07:39 PM   #11
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Getting prepared mentally for my 1st AG batch, one piece of the picture that is still missing for me is equipment related.

In my large brew pot, what do I use in the bottom (I assume there is something) to prevent the hops and other particles from clogging my spigot or running off into my fermenter. I know to sparge the grains through my igloo / manifold system to strain the grain...(heh heh...I just rhymed).

Is there a similar manifold system you can/should use for the hotpot to strain the hops. My experience is that hops are a chronic clogger of strainers.

 
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:33 PM   #12
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What type of hops are you using. I use whole leaf and a SS pan scrubber works well for me.

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:37 PM   #13
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Thanks.

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I'm going to use whole leaf and pellets for finishing. It looks like if I use an SS braid hose as a filter, I should be able to catch most of the sediment. Maybe that in combination with running the wort through a strainer over the fermenter, I should be able to filter and avoid a clogged spigot?

 
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:33 AM   #14
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KalvinEddie, about the Kolsch recipe. I like the grain bill and yeast but here are some suggestions if you have not brewed it just yet.
Switch the Munich for Vienna-(munich will work awesome just personal pref.)
Drop the NB hops and just go with the Hallertauer at 60 and maybe 20. Keep the IBU's low around 20-25.
That yeast will make a great kolsch and ferment at 65 and then lager for a month if you can. That yeast might be slow fermenting at the lower temps but it is worth it.

 
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:28 PM   #15
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KalvinEddie, about the Kolsch recipe....here are some suggestions...switch the Munich for Vienna...Drop the NB hops and just go with the Hallertauer at 60 and maybe 20.
Thanks a bunch. I 've just updated my recipe sheet as suggested. I've been talked into doing a Porter this weekend but I'm going to go ahead and pick up the grain bill for the Kolsch at the same time.

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Old 01-25-2007, 04:06 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by KalvinEddie
I should not have sold that time machine on E-Bay.
I was the one who bought it, and the damn thing don't work!! I want my money back!!!

I'm actually turning over two sloooow recipes this weekend. Black lager into cornie, AG pils into the primary. I cant wait until i am drinking the pils......in March/April while planting the veggie garden for the summer. aahhhhhh the summmeeerrr....

Recipe looks good BTW - let us know how it pans out!

 
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