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Old 09-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #21
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I have a rotating pickup tube that draws from the side of the kettle. I start out pointing it about two inches or so from the edge of the bottom, and then slowly lower it as I drain. *shrug* works for me.
Hmm. I have various permutations of pickup tubes, most of which are gathering dust, but I've never seen one you could rotate from outside the kettle. Did you make it?


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Old 09-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #22
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Hmm. I have various permutations of pickup tubes, most of which are gathering dust, but I've never seen one you could rotate from outside the kettle. Did you make it?
It's just a standard-average compression fitting. I rotate it using a spoon, nothing fancy.


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Old 09-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #23
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Nah. I leave behind about a pint and a half beyond the hop cone, and I rarely see more than a few tablespoons of trub in my fermentor.
The picture above is 1.25 gallons left in the kettle - I do BIAB which is known to generate quite a bit more trub so I should have clarified that.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:50 AM   #24
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I've worked on my whirlpool... get a good vortex going and keep stirring until you feel like your arm is falling off. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Accept the fact that you will get some trub in the fermenter so put the end of the cane at the edge of the kettle and let it go, dont keep moving it around from edge to edge trying to avoid it. You will suck up what trub is left in that one spot, but it will clear out quickly. Here is what I have in my primary - this is after about 10 days.

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