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Old 08-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #11
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There are so many ways to clarify your beer. From irish moss additions in the boil all the way to cold crashing in the bottle. For me whirlpooling just adds more time to the brew day.

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by wildwest450 View Post
Snipe hunting, I guess you're to young to get it. Suffice it to say, whirlpooling seems to work for less people than it works for. It also has no place in a cfc setup, which a lot of people use.

OK.....all the noobs....hands up....how many have cfc setups???

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:04 PM   #13
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I don't see the need to whirlpool. Any of the nasties that you siphon from the kettle will end up at the bottom of your fermenter either way so I'm not concerned with it. I do use whirlfloc added at 15mins.
On Deck: Cream Ale and Blue Moon clone for MIL

Primary: Hopped Up Brown

Bottled: Litehaus Wheat, Orange APA, Rauchbier, Willy's Cream Stout

Kegged: Tank 7 Clone renamed "Le Ferme" (dryhopped cascade, sorachi), Caramel Amber Ale, Trout Bum APA, 3 Dogs APA

Gallons Brewed Since June: 53.5
I seriously cannot imagine a day or life without beer!

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:16 PM   #14
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I rarely get a good cone when I have tried whirlpooling. Instead, I toss the lid on the BK once its cooled and start doing some cleanup, this lets the hops and break material fall to the bottom. Since my valve is about 3/4 an inch from the bottom this allows me to leave most of the material behind. I prefer to not have that in my fermenters as it takes up precious beer space...and results in cleaner yeast.

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