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Old 06-23-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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Interested to know how many here(BIAB) whirlpools at the end of boil and if so what is your method of achieving a whirlpool and then draining the kettle.

I am guessing most BIABers look for simplicity and do not bother.


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Old 06-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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that isn't a technique I'm familiar with.


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Have a look at this wiki page for more info:

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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I just use a spoon and get a nice little whirlpool going then let it settle. I then rack from the side of the pot with my auto-siphon trying to avoid the trub cone that the whirlpooling created.
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I don't whirlpool (yet). I'm still building up my equipment and my immersion chiller will have a whirlpool attachment on it once I can afford a pump and put a ball valve on the kettle.
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I take my rinsed, sanitized BIAB bag and line the fermenter with it. Then I pour the chilled kettle contents into the fermenter from a height of 1-2 feet. This aerates the wort nicely. Then I pull the bag and let it drain.

I do stovetop half-sized batches, so I can handle the kettle to do this.
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I just use a spoon and get a nice little whirlpool going then let it settle. I then rack from the side of the pot with my auto-siphon trying to avoid the trub cone that the whirlpooling created.
I do the exact same process described here. Boil, and chill using my IC per the usual, then after removing the chiller I will use my brew spoon to get a nice smooth whirlpool going for a minute or two, then I usually cover my pot and leave it alone for about a half hour while the whirlpool slowly comes to a stop and the wort settles a little. After that I'll rack it over to my fermenter, leaving the bulk of the trub behind.
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I do the exact same process described here. Boil, and chill using my IC per the usual, then after removing the chiller I will use my brew spoon to get a nice smooth whirlpool going for a minute or two, then I usually cover my pot and leave it alone for about a half hour while the whirlpool slowly comes to a stop and the wort settles a little. After that I'll rack it over to my fermenter, leaving the bulk of the trub behind.
Do you use a hop bag/spider or just toss the hops into the boil freestyle?
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I do the exact same process described here. Boil, and chill using my IC per the usual, then after removing the chiller I will use my brew spoon to get a nice smooth whirlpool going for a minute or two, then I usually cover my pot and leave it alone for about a half hour while the whirlpool slowly comes to a stop and the wort settles a little. After that I'll rack it over to my fermenter, leaving the bulk of the trub behind.
This is what I plan to do as well (once I get back to brewing after this god awful heatwave!). I'm interested to see how it goes with my set up (ball valve with a 90 as a dip tube). I'll report back with results later.
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Do you use a hop bag/spider or just toss the hops into the boil freestyle?
Nope, just throw them right in. I don't understand why people get so crazy about their hops, and why they use devices to contain them or strain them out. I use pellets and throw them in the boil, never once have I ever had a shred of hops show up in a glass of beer, and that includes a variety of brewing methods. If any end up in the fermenter they will always settle out.


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