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Old 09-04-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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I converted 48q cooler and used a Bazooka Screen. Just want some opinions on the Bazooka Screen ??


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I converted 48q cooler and used a Bazooka Screen. Just want some opinions on the Bazooka Screen ??
They're rigid and can get in the way when stirring your mash, but really, they work just fine. Cheers!


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My concern with it is, during my 1st ever all-grain brew. I noticed a fair amount of grain that made its way into my BK ?

Is this normal ?
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My concern with it is, during my 1st ever all-grain brew. I noticed a fair amount of grain that made its way into my BK ?

Is this normal ?
Pretty normal, hence voerlauf.
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Did you vorlauf? If not you'll want to.

Vorlauf
Vorlauf is the process of clarifying the wort being drawn out of the mash tun. Often this is as simple as drawing 1-2L of wort at a time slowly into a container and then pouring softly back onto the top of the mash; taking care to disturb the grain bed as little as possible.
The primary objective is to establish the grain bed as a filter for the wort being drawn off. The grain husks will then act as a sand-style filter to further enhance clarity.
When the wort runs mostly clear (meaning no large pieces of grain material) the vorlauf process is complete and sparging may begin.

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I vorlaufed it 3 times, 3qs
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i just recently switched to using a bazooka screen in my mash tun (used the SS braid method before) and i have to say i love it. I recently did a batch of witbier and after vorlaufing came out as clear as my previous set up.

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I vorlaufed it 3 times, 3qs
Gotta do more than that - i always vorlauf about 5 or 6 times, even with the SS braid i had.

did you grind the grain yourself? maybe its a bit too thin?

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I had a few concerns with the Grind of my Malt Bill. I bought a "kit" and it was already ground (I asked for it not to be . Can I use Flaked Maize or Rice Hulls to aid in filtering in my LT?
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #10
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and it's really not the amount of times you vorlauf, it's how clear the runoff is when you decide to start collecting your runnings.


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