Author Topic: Stainless steel scrubby filter  (Read 5724 times)

Offline MaltLicker

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Stainless steel scrubby filter
« on: January 18, 2010, 06:45:15 PM »
I bought some s/s srubbies and rolled one over my inside out-spout of the boiler today, and man, what a difference.  The pile o' hops just piled on and acted like a huge filter.  The wort (SRM 7-8) looked like finished beer it was so clear.  And all that happened inside the boiler: the follow-up mesh bags caught hardly nothing. 

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Re: Stainless steel scrubby filter
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 09:12:42 PM »
It as worked nicely for me for the most of my batches (more than 90%) but I recently hit two brew sessions where it partially clogged by a certain pellet hop.  Instead of taking 20 minutes to cool it took close to an hour... >:(

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Re: Stainless steel scrubby filter
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 05:53:21 AM »
Do you use a plate chiller?  I use an IC, but it did definitely slow down the draining from the kettle to the carboy. 

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Re: Stainless steel scrubby filter
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 09:22:42 AM »
Do you use a plate chiller?
CFC

I usually can go up to full throttle when chilling but this particular batches of Centennial pellets keep partially clogging the pickup tube with the SS scrubber.

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Re: Stainless steel scrubby filter
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 08:48:28 PM »
I had problems with SS pad clogging.

Switched to a Bazooka T and use a nylon hop bag.

Clog proof, by definition!

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Re: Stainless steel scrubby filter
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 09:22:21 PM »
Wouldn't the nylon bag suffice?  Any noticeable difference before and after?  Do you feel the hops are loose enough in the bag for a good contact?

It's a tempting solution... :-\

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Re: Stainless steel scrubby filter
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 06:39:04 AM »
I use something similar to this: http://www.bayareamashers.org/gadgets/Hop%20bag%20holder.pdf (actually found the idea on HBT, but could not come up with a link to that). I used a brass rod that I had laying around instead of the big plastic tube. There is plenty of room in the bag for the hops to move a round. I have yet to notice any difference other than I don't worry about hops going into my primary... (:

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