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Diy whirlpool

Post by CH brew man » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:18 pm

I was not happy with the results I was getting from my hop spider and wanted to be able to add the hops right into the pot. I saw some whirlpools online but didn't want to attach anything else to my pot. Looked online and came up with this design, I haven't used it yet but expect it to work well. Picked up all the hardware with the exception of the clamp from Everwood. Hope it helps someone, here are some pics.
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Re: Diy whirlpool

Post by CH brew man » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:02 pm

Going to try an run a test run this weekend. Can anyone suggest the sweet spot for height in the kettle?

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Post by LiverDance » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:53 pm

Looks good. Try starting at half of your liquid volume and adjust from there till you get a nice whirlpool with no splashing :cheers:
"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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Re: Diy whirlpool

Post by ivorm » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:37 pm

Where did you get the clamp? I've been wanting to add a whirlpool port to my kettle but maybe this would be easier. The only downside I see is that I won't be able to put the cover on if I'm whirlpooling for an extended period of time.

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Post by RubberToe » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:02 pm

Right on, I like how you can adjust it. I made something similar from copper and through my kettle wall, can be found in my build thread. Mine's fixed height though.
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Re: Diy whirlpool

Post by CH brew man » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:52 am

The clamp is an ibeam clamp, most electrical wholesalers will have them. The system worked ok but the my clamp system is the weak link. I plan to upgrade to heavy duty stainless clamp.

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