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Old 11-23-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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I just saw a picture of Kai's trub cone and I thought "Why not me"? Time and again I am left with a thick layer of silt-like material spread across the bottom of my pot. I always have a fair amount of hot break, I use supermoss in the last 10 minutes of my boil and I chill rapidly with an IC. I then give it a minute of stirring around the edge of the pot and let it sit for ten minutes. Without fail I have no cone. I am thinking my problem may be that I use a ten gallon tamale pot which has a substantial indentation about two inches above the bottom. Perhaps it is messing with my whirlpool. Thoughts?


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Old 11-24-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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I have the same issue. I can never get the trub cone to work right. Best I have done is a little hill in the middle. Maybe Kai has a super stirring ability that we lack?


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Old 11-24-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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Well I have already spotted one of your problems.......

To get a good whirlpool you only need two things:

1) To get the WHOLE liquid mass spinning rapidly, stir for a while.
2) The patience to let it sit long enough. In my experience 10m will not do it. I wait 20m and have very good results.

If the bottom of your pot is convex, it will not help you any.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:41 PM   #4
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Which direction do you stir? Clockwise or Counter?
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:45 PM   #5
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Which direction do you stir? Clockwise or Counter?
If you watched the Simpsons, you'd know all about the Coriolis effect, and this question would make more seance to you!
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You should stir they way your toilet flushes.... CW for us Northerners
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If the bottom of your pot is convex, it will not help you any.
so this doesn't work well in a keggle?
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That would be concave... and yes, it works well in a keggle.
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That's a myth...Coriolis effect is far too weak to influence your toilet water or wort. Water swirls in a toilet in the direction it was designed to.

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