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Whirlpooling question
« on: November 30, 2011, 08:18:36 AM »
Right now I use a Blichman Hopblocker in the BK. After my boil I let the hot break settle for about 30 minutes then the wort is pumped thru a cfc on its way to the fermenter. Problem is I get all the cold break in my fermenter. I was thinking about recirculating the wort by pumping thru the cfc back into the kettle to create a whirlpool; keep recirculating thru the cfc till I am at (or close to) pitching temp. Then do my transfer. What do tou think?
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Re: Whirlpooling question
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 09:25:49 AM »
or you could stir to create the whirlpool, let it settle and then run off.
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Re: Whirlpooling question
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 09:28:40 AM »
Getting cold break in your fermenter is no big deal.  There's even evidence it can act as a yeast nutrient.  I don't know of any commercial breweries that worry about it.
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Re: Whirlpooling question
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 10:46:22 AM »
Getting cold break in your fermenter is no big deal.  There's even evidence it can act as a yeast nutrient.  I don't know of any commercial breweries that worry about it.
Yeah, I was reading a trhead the other day saying the same thing. And to be truthful, I dont have a problem with how my brews are turning out so I wont fix what aint broke. Thanks again Denny.
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Re: Whirlpooling question
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 11:03:27 AM »
I whirlpool in my kettle by stirring it to get it going and recircing the kettle and run it for about 10 minutes, then I let it settle and connect my therminator.  Once you let it settle don't disturb it or try and re whirlpool it, you'll just stir up all your hops
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