Author Topic: Easier than whirlpooling..  (Read 3156 times)


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Easier than whirlpooling..
« on: September 08, 2009, 09:00:01 PM »
Just wanted to pass on the idea, had success with it lately.  Anyone else, instead of whirpooling (hop-backing, or anything else) just tie a sanitized nylon bag at the end of their siphon tube?  Seems to catch all that nasty trub real well.  (Though it does require using a funnel if you're going into a carboy, can't really stuff the bag into the carboy and expect it to come out nicely every time.  ;))

I do the same thing when I'm sparging, to eliminate the need to recirculate.

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Re: Easier than whirlpooling..
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 06:41:28 AM »
I have done something similar with great results.  I cut a  small piece of grain or hop sack, sanitize it, sanitize some string, and tie it to the bottom (wort/beer entry side) of the auto siphon.  It fits in the carboy fine.  It does seem to reduce trub transfer, although I still whirlpool and pull the wort from the side of the pot.  It also works great for filtering out hops when dry hopping, which is what I use this method for the most.
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