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Title: Plugged mesh in kettle
Post by: corkybstewart on January 22, 2011, 02:37:12 AM
Everything was going great, a rye pale ale with 25% rye and no stuck sparge, hit the numbers, everything was great.  2 minutes into pumping the wort through the counterflow chiller it slowed to a trickle.  I can blow back through it but it's plugged somehow.  I've tried going straight from the kettle to the fermenter to see if that would work but apparently the pickup tube is plugged.  At this rate I should have the 11 gallons into the buckets in another couple of hours.  Don't need help, just needed to vent, right now I'm Relaxing,Having A HomeBrew
Title: Re: Plugged mesh in kettle
Post by: denny on January 22, 2011, 02:50:08 AM
Has it worked for you before?  Is it hose braid or a Bazooka?  As big a proponent of the braid as I am, I've never gotten it to work in the kettle.
Title: Re: Plugged mesh in kettle
Post by: corkybstewart on January 22, 2011, 03:23:25 AM
Has it worked for you before?  Is it hose braid or a Bazooka?  As big a proponent of the braid as I am, I've never gotten it to work in the kettle.
It's worked for the past 8 years.  I have a false bottom, and underneath there is the braid.  I went to this double system years ago after I had dried orange peel plug everything from the kettle spigot to the racking port on the conical.  That was a nightmare so I added the braid over the pickup tube.