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Offline James Lorden

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Re: Switching to Whole Hops!
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2011, 11:34:47 AM »
Nope, just a U shaped pick up that pulls from the wall.  I didn't get a good trub pile I guess.  It was still fun and by the end of the year hopefully I'll have a good system down. 

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Re: Switching to Whole Hops!
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2011, 12:43:45 PM »
Nope, just a U shaped pick up that pulls from the wall.  I didn't get a good trub pile I guess.  It was still fun and by the end of the year hopefully I'll have a good system down. 



yeah - that type of setup is not going to work with whole - you'll need some type of screen to have a better chance of success.
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Re: Switching to Whole Hops!
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2011, 12:51:35 PM »
Nope, just a U shaped pick up that pulls from the wall.  I didn't get a good trub pile I guess.  It was still fun and by the end of the year hopefully I'll have a good system down. 



yeah - that type of setup is not going to work with whole - you'll need some type of screen to have a better chance of success.

Or use hop bags.
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Re: Switching to Whole Hops!
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2011, 08:02:56 PM »
Nope, just a U shaped pick up that pulls from the wall.  I didn't get a good trub pile I guess.  It was still fun and by the end of the year hopefully I'll have a good system down. 



A false bottom works really well with whole hops.
I use a immersion chiller and the whole hops drop pretty quick to form a nice filter bed on the false bottom. The protein settles last on top of the hops. It takes me around fifteen minutes to get the wort to pitching temp and another ten to fifteen to get the wort to become bright. As soon as it clears, I runoff the wort into the fermenter.
Whole hops and a false bottom make a good combination for clear wort.