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Old 11-04-2012, 03:55 PM   #191
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So I can confirm that the 300 actually does work for straining out break material.

I brewed yesterday and unfortunately was on auto-pilot at the time of the first hop addition. I dumped them right in and forgot all about the strainer sitting in the bucket of sanitizer next to me. So, crap, but I figured if I wasn't blocking them during the boil, I'd try to strain them out at the end.

So, after I cooled my wort and let it sit for awhile, I gently lowered the strainer into the pot, put my siphon inside it, and took out a few gallons of crystal clear wort.

As I got to the bottom of the pot, this stopped working, because the screen was pretty much clogged and wouldn't allow clear wort in as quickly as the siphon was taking it out. So I removed the strainer, hosed it off, re-sanitized it, and then hung it on the side of my fermentation bucket. Then I just poured in what was left in the BK. There were probably two quarts worth of wort, hops and break material left at this point. It didn't drain quickly, but I got another quart of good wort out of it, leaving at the end this:


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Old 11-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #192
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Not bad... I might try one and modify it a bit.. I use whole leaf, which should drain WAY better than pellets, but sometimes I have to use pellets for certain hops I don't have on hand.


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Old 11-05-2012, 12:56 AM   #193
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Used mine for the first time the other day. Sure beats using hop bags and its a lot less of a mess. I even think I got better hop utilization too ! Clean up was a snap, love it !

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #195
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Do you mind if I ask how much the 8x20 ran you?

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:00 AM   #197
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Is the bottom screen recessed up off the bottom lip any? Or is it completely flat in the bottom? I'm interested in one, need to measure my kettle so I can get one big enough to deal with leaf hops as well.

I wonder how 2 of the 4in by 10in ones would be in the pot....
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:14 AM   #198
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Is the bottom screen recessed up off the bottom lip any? Or is it completely flat in the bottom? I'm interested in one,.
its on top of the bottom band so it's 1/2 off the bottom.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:31 AM   #199
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its on top of the bottom band so it's 1/2 off the bottom.

Thanks..
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:10 PM   #200
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Here's a 1" drop tab in the kettle.


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