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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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- Name: Brian
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Looks good. Try starting at half of your liquid volume and adjust from there till you get a nice whirlpool with no splashing
"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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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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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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