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Old 01-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #11
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I stir the heck out of it too but you have a good point, I think I'll give it a good stir before I vourlof as well. Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #12
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HI
Recent convert from Brew In A Bag to a 70qt Coleman Xtreme with a stainless braid cooler. On my 3rd batch and have had trouble with my draining of mash.

I seem to get a gallon or so and then the runnings basically stop. I have to jack with the braid with my paddle to get things going again.

Last minute I realized that if I start the runnings very slowly during vourlof and then go full drain that might be the way to go, is that correct????

Any input is appreciated
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Yeah, that's the way I do it and in 431 batches I've never had a stuck runoff. Just crack the valve while you vorlauf. After the grain bed is set, open it up. And make sure you actually have a SS braid, not a plastic one!
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:03 PM   #13
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Cool, thanks, I look forward to doing that on my next batch Saturday.
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make sure you actually have a SS braid, not a plastic one!
Worth repeating! if you have the wrong braid, you will not be satisfied. If you have the right braid, you likely wouldn't be asking these type questions IME.
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Thanks for the warning but it is metal. I saw the metal looking, plastic ones for sale. When I cut this one and also when I crimped the end, it is for sure metal.
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