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Old 03-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Brewed my first IPA with my new set-up (pump and plate chiller). The amount of hop splooge that made it throught the bazooka tube and through my pump/chiller was a bit concerning. I'm thinking of using this large conical strainer (SS) in a similar set-up as a hop spider. My question is how much will this effect my hop untilization? not at all, a little?

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Very little to none.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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I agree with David 42. Also the bazooka is designed for whole hops. Be mindful the smaller filter might result in a stuck transfer.
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