Ross Filipek

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  • Ross FilipekRoss Filipek
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    Cool. Thanks Jim.

    Ross FilipekRoss Filipek
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    Thanks Jim. This is an AEB (part number 29744PS) keg. Manufactured in Italy. Really all I’m trying to do is find some way to run PBW through my liquid disconnects when I’m cleaning them in a bucket. Without snapping onto a liquid post, the disconnect remains closed and won’t pass liquid through it. The posts with the removable springs and poppets are only open when there’s backing pressure on the spring, so I guess what I’m really looking for is a post that’s always “open.” Hopefully that makes sense.

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    Ross FilipekRoss Filipek
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    My coil chiller has a whirlpool arm that I run with a pump. I’ve had really good results with putting the chiller inside a five-gallon paint strainer bag, and then putting the whole thing into the kettle. The bags from Home Depot have just the right mesh for this (I’ve found others to be too fine).

     

    With this setup, the pickup tube at the bottom of the kettle resides outside of the bag, but the egress tube on the whirlpool arm resides inside the bag. This allows me to capture all of the trub inside the bag during the whirlpool, so none of that material is transferred through to the fermenter.

     

    Really I was just looking for a way to use big late-hop additions without clogging the pump, and this worked well because the chiller doubles as a hop stand.

    in reply to: Batch Sparging – Lautering Speed #24177
    Ross FilipekRoss Filipek
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    I agree with Patrick. All of the starches should have already been converted by the time you get to the sparge anyway, so going slow won’t necessarily help your extract efficiency. That said, a fast sparge might get stuck. I sparge at the same rate at which I lauter, which is with the ball valve about a quarter of the way open. I use a few handfuls of rice hulls as well.

     

    For batch sparging, I think water volume is more important than flow rate. Need to have sufficient water to thoroughly rinse the grain. I try to get half of my boil volume from the first runnings, and half from the batch sparge.

     

    For what it’s worth, I get around 75% extract efficiency, which is right where I want to be.

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  • in reply to: Where to get ball-lock liquid post with "integrated" poppet? #24346
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    Cool. Thanks Jim.

    in reply to: Where to get ball-lock liquid post with "integrated" poppet? #24194
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    Thanks Jim. This is an AEB (part number 29744PS) keg. Manufactured in Italy. Really all I’m trying to do is find some way to run PBW through my liquid disconnects when I’m cleaning them in a bucket. Without snapping onto a liquid post, the disconnect remains closed and won’t pass liquid through it. The posts with the removable springs and poppets are only open when there’s backing pressure on the spring, so I guess what I’m really looking for is a post that’s always “open.” Hopefully that makes sense.

    in reply to: Whirlpooling #24179
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    My coil chiller has a whirlpool arm that I run with a pump. I’ve had really good results with putting the chiller inside a five-gallon paint strainer bag, and then putting the whole thing into the kettle. The bags from Home Depot have just the right mesh for this (I’ve found others to be too fine).

     

    With this setup, the pickup tube at the bottom of the kettle resides outside of the bag, but the egress tube on the whirlpool arm resides inside the bag. This allows me to capture all of the trub inside the bag during the whirlpool, so none of that material is transferred through to the fermenter.

     

    Really I was just looking for a way to use big late-hop additions without clogging the pump, and this worked well because the chiller doubles as a hop stand.

    in reply to: Batch Sparging – Lautering Speed #24177
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    I agree with Patrick. All of the starches should have already been converted by the time you get to the sparge anyway, so going slow won’t necessarily help your extract efficiency. That said, a fast sparge might get stuck. I sparge at the same rate at which I lauter, which is with the ball valve about a quarter of the way open. I use a few handfuls of rice hulls as well.

     

    For batch sparging, I think water volume is more important than flow rate. Need to have sufficient water to thoroughly rinse the grain. I try to get half of my boil volume from the first runnings, and half from the batch sparge.

     

    For what it’s worth, I get around 75% extract efficiency, which is right where I want to be.

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