WHIRLPOOL FITTING INSTALLATION

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Re: WHIRLPOOL FITTING INSTALLATION

Unread postby uk_brewer » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:06 am

nice. I have the same whirlpool in my 3V rig.
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Re: WHIRLPOOL FITTING INSTALLATION

Unread postby Petersg » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:25 pm

Many thanks for the replies. I have the fitting+bulkhead and the drillbit so here goes.
And to the previous post, I have no trouble getting a whirlpool going with the paddle, it just doesn’t seem to give me a decent cone afterwards.
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Re: WHIRLPOOL FITTING INSTALLATION

Unread postby mashy » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:11 am

I know what you mean. I have noticed you can over do it with a paddle - I had a play last brew.

Too much whirlpool just carries everything around the outside. There must be an optimum speed with which the low pressure effect is achieved. May do some tests with water ... and a few grass clippings :D
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Re: WHIRLPOOL FITTING INSTALLATION

Unread postby chastuck » Tue May 22, 2018 10:36 pm

rmklaw wrote:There is some but I cannot tell until I do an actual wort whirlpool with all the trub, etc in it. I lowered the water level below the fitting and the spray pattern is a fan shape hitting evenly the curvature of the BM20 from bottom to about 2-3 inches from the top. The nozzle is adjustable for aim. The whirlpool, is pretty strong and adjustable with the pump valve.

How did the whirpool pan out? Did it give the correct effect when used with wort and hops?
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Re: WHIRLPOOL FITTING INSTALLATION

Unread postby jamesmb » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:13 am

mashy wrote:I know what you mean. I have noticed you can over do it with a paddle - I had a play last brew.

Too much whirlpool just carries everything around the outside. There must be an optimum speed with which the low pressure effect is achieved. May do some tests with water ... and a few grass clippings :D


Careful about what is happening in a whirlpool.
I think it is a combination - the higher speed liquid on the outside can carry particles but the lower speed in the middle can’t so any trub that gets there settles out. It’s a kind of density sorting.
If the speed in the middle is too high then it can carry trub as well so it doesn’t fall out until the cone slows down - however there’s a lot of drag at the outside so that slows down faster ......
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Re: WHIRLPOOL FITTING INSTALLATION

Unread postby rmklaw » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:38 pm

Chastuck, when I upgraded to the BM20 Plus, I decided that it was not worth it to use the whirlpool.
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Re: WHIRLPOOL FITTING INSTALLATION

Unread postby mashy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:40 am

Do you mean there is no benefit to cooling or before draining?
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