- Mar 17, 2017
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- Dublin, Ireland
I couldn't go loose in the Grainfather for whirlpool, the pump would just die. I use the Grainfather hop spider, it's not overly fine so a fair bit of hops get through it.I have the anvil foundry so I understand what you are dealing with with the GF I think. Rather than use a hop spider in the kettle, I let them roam free, but it does cost me more in losses in the kettle. For beers with ~6oz in the hot side, I plan on leaving a full gallon of stuff behind. Hurts my BH efficiency but honestly I don't care lol.
A gallon left behind, wow. That's a lot of losses. Maybe I should try that, I tilt my GF to try and get as much as I can, if I had 1/4 of a gallon left behind, I'd be annoyed. There needs to be a lot of trade off for these beers.