« on: July 15, 2016, 03:04:53 PM »
Question is:1. The volume of your boiling wort should be plenty to keep any slight heat loss from circulation, from killing your boil. Dial the valve off of the chiller back to a very slow flow. All you need to sanitize the chiller and pump is heat, not a lot of flow.
1. I'm worried that running boiling wort through my pump, the CFC, and back will dissipate so much heat that I will have a hard time keeping the boil up. I do use natural gas though. Does anyone do this and have any experience?
2. I often use a large amount of pellet hops especially in whirlpool. I usually just throw the hops right into the kettle and do not use a spider or bag. Has anyone had any major problems with the CFC clogging?
3. Any other better ideas for my system or anyone have a great way to do all this?
2. If your chiller is a plate chiller, use a hop spider or a boil screen to keep as much of the hop residue and trub out of the chiller as possible.
3. There are other ways to sanitize your chiller...boil it...put it in the oven...soak in StarSan.