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General Homebrew Discussion / Whirlpooling
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:48:27 PM »
Didn't see this topic covered in any posts (I looked as far back as June).  Who whirlpools?  How? 

Looking at the last Zymurgy issue on hop-bursting IPAs.  The article suggests a whirlpool at flameout for hop additions by stirring.  How long should that be?  I've seen some newer brew kettles with a whirlpool outlet.  Can I create the same effect by placing a hose along the edge of the wort kettle and recirculating with a pump?

Any thoughts or experience with this is appreciated.

Equipment and Software / Quick disconnects
« on: November 11, 2013, 06:20:06 PM »
Didn't see this in the past few months of posts I scanned...

Adding a pump to my system this month.  Would appreciate feedback and pro/cons of various QDs.  I've seen a variety of SS brass, and plastic at my LHBS.  Because I'll have only one pump, I'll be switching lots of lines, from sparring and wort transfer to chilling through a counterflow.

Any comments on the lower cost non-march pumps?  SS versus plastic pump head?


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