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BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby duncans » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:55 pm

Hi,

thinking about going for a bm10. One of the only issues is understanding the best ways of separating away from the hops, leaf or pellet. Any advice on this for the bm10?

Currently only brew on the cooker hob and filter (leaf) hopped wort through a kitchen seive. Hoping we can do better :)

Thanks.
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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby KimboKosmos » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:40 pm

Leafs in a bag perhaps, that is what I do on my bm20.
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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby KimboKosmos » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:44 pm

I mean, it is easy to pick up the nylon bags with hops, I use an old broomstick
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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby mbarn » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:45 pm

Another vote for leaf and bag.
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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby RobC » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:50 pm

KimboKosmos wrote:Leafs in a bag perhaps, that is what I do on my bm20.


I have a BM10 and, in terms of clean up, whole hops in a bag makes life so much easier. However, When possible, I use pellets and these go straight into the kettle - the boiled wort is cooled, stirred vigorously to create a whirlpool and left for a half hour for the spent hops to settle. Then it is a simple matter of opening the tap to transfer the wort to the fermenter.
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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby KimboKosmos » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:06 pm

RobC wrote:create a whirlpool and left for a half hour for the spent hops to settle. Then it is a simple matter of opening the tap to transfer the wort to the fermenter.

Do you whirlpool after cooling? infection risk?
I have been a little greedy with my wort, so I tilt the bm to get a few extra litres when the wort level go below the tap. Do you do that as well?
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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby RobC » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:45 pm

KimboKosmos wrote:
RobC wrote:create a whirlpool and left for a half hour for the spent hops to settle. Then it is a simple matter of opening the tap to transfer the wort to the fermenter.

Do you whirlpool after cooling? infection risk?
I have been a little greedy with my wort, so I tilt the bm to get a few extra litres when the wort level go below the tap. Do you do that as well?


Yes, I cool then whirlpool. I suppose there is a risk of infection but the wort is a sterile as it can be and the spoon is sanitised so the risk is very small. Touching wood, in years of home brewing I've not had an infection - and long may it last!
I do tilt the pot a bit but I like to leave the hops and break behind and factor the loss into my recipes - in any event with my BM10 the total sacrificed to the brewing gods is never more than 2l.
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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby KimboKosmos » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:32 pm

RobC wrote:Yes, I cool then whirlpool. I do tilt the pot a bit but I like to leave the hops and break behind and factor the loss into my recipes

Thanks for the insights, I will try this on Saturday
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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby richardm » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:53 pm

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Re: BM10 and removing hops

Unread postby beerlover1983 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:53 am

I can never get a decent whirlpool with just a spoon on any of my pots of bm but tend to allow pellets to go free.
With leaf on the 10ltr i use a very small bag intended for biab and tie it around the top of the pot.That way i can add any extra additions and then tie up at end when time to to chill etc
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