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Re: whirlpool clearing of wash

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  • Pete H
    Thanks for the link Mav. I have plenty of time on my hands but a lack of change in my pockets. Using the fridge to clarify a beer ferment works a treat, but
    Message 1 of 11 , Nov 1, 2010
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      Thanks for the link Mav.

      I have plenty of time on my hands but a lack of change in my pockets.
      Using the fridge to clarify a beer ferment works a treat, but the poor old fridge can only accommodate either 2 post mix kegs (19ltrs each) or one 25 ltr fermenter. I prefer to have cold beer on tap. ;^)

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      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mav" <mavnkaf@...> wrote:
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      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Pete H" <thursty2@> wrote:
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      > > My simple washes - sugar and yeast, are always cloudy on completion of fermentation. Has anyone on this list experimented with "whirlpooling"?
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      > > It is a very easy process to start and maintain a whirlpool, but I was hoping some-one may have tried it and has some result to report.
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      > > My thinking, for extended whirlpooling (say 5 to 10 minutes) is to use a fishpond pump, then let the wash settle before drawing (or pumping) off the clarified wash.
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      > > I'm also thinking that a fermenter with a bowl shaped 'trap" in the bottom would assist in capturing the trub/lees.
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      > > All comments welcome.
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      > Hi Pete, if your serious about separating yeast/ debris quickly from the wash and got some dollars to spare, this is the web site for you;) You can do the DIY if dollars are short. Some guy's have similar unit from wood lathes as well.
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      > http://www.absolutecentrifuge.com/
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      > Finings work ok with secondary racking if you have time on your side. Or use Harry's suggestion by making space in the fridge for your wash vessel to drop the yeast in a cold chill filtering concept.
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      > What you decide on will be dictated by need and affordability. In my case, I have more time than money so you can guess what technique I use. It's only a hobby for me but I depend on good results!!
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      > Cheers
      > Marc
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