a couple questions..

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a couple questions..

Unread postby redwing_al » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:35 pm

Hi, I was wondering. When using the immersion chiller, do you run the pump and stir or do you just chill it to pump temp and then let the pump do the work? I'm thinking I may just let the pump do the chilling because I usually stir the wort simultaneously.

Also, I have done 5 batches and 2 of them I have inaccurately programmed the BM and had to default to manual mode. Does anyone have a cheat sheet for the programming steps that they would like to share?

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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby SteveOR » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:14 pm

Just to organize the steps I started with this.
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby Lylo » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:55 pm

Redwing_al running the pump is all you need to do. It seems to me that stirring would be redundant.
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby ibbones » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:54 pm

When I am through boiling, I go to manual mode and turn on the pump, while my IChiller is doing it's thing. When the wort reaches about 85* the pump will come on and help circulate. I do not stir anymore.
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby Nesto » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:18 pm

No need to stir, but I would recommend a hop spider of some sort to make sure you don't clog the pump with hop debris while you're chilling. My water temp ranges from 12C to 18C. I can get down to 2 or 3C above water temp in 20 minutes or less when I used the pump with my immersion chiller. Also recommend you take off the insulating jacket, if you use one, while chilling. Check this post for suggestions about flow rate: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=767&hilit=+chiller
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby bierfest » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:20 pm

Would running the pump when chilling not stir up into your wort all the trub and all the other particles nicely settled on the bottom of the unit?
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby Nesto » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:48 pm

bierfest wrote:Would running the pump when chilling not stir up into your wort all the trub and all the other particles nicely settled on the bottom of the unit?

Yes it does. Let the wort sit for 30 mins or so after chilling and trub will resettle nicely.
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby Cervantes » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:17 pm

SteveOR wrote:Just to organize the steps I started with this.


Just for my information...........

Why do you boil the water first for low temperature mash in?
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby bierfest » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:57 pm

Nesto wrote:
bierfest wrote:Would running the pump when chilling not stir up into your wort all the trub and all the other particles nicely settled on the bottom of the unit?

Yes it does. Let the wort sit for 30 mins or so after chilling and trub will resettle nicely.


It takes me less than 30 mins to chill my beer using the speidel coil chiller. So this in fact would make the chilling process longer :?:
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby dinnerstick » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:10 pm

bierfest wrote:
It takes me less than 30 mins to chill my beer using the speidel coil chiller. So this in fact would make the chilling process longer :?:


does the removal of the immersion chiller stir up sediment? or do you knock out straight away? do you get temperature stratification in the kettle?
i would definitely go with whatever's faster! everyone has their own favorite method, mine is to chill with the immersion chiller and the pump running, then remove the chiller, shut off the pump, try a whirlpool (i never have success with whirlpooling in the BM), replace the lid, cover it with a towel, and leave it. i then have either spend some time cleaning/sanitizing, have dinner, go out for a walk, whatever, and when i come back to it 45 minutes to 2 hours later, it's ready to go.
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby bierfest » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:17 pm

Never thought about removing the chiller stirring up the trub. Im always in such a hurry to get that part of my brewday over as cleaning up is the part I hate the most :-)
I too have never been able to whirlpool.
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Unread postby kahobro » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:57 am

I use the immersion chiller to kind of whirlpool when removing it. it is not an impressive whirlpool but the wort is psinning and that is enough for the purpose.
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby dinnerstick » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:13 am

yeah, that's what i do also. if i do get a little 'trub cone' it is disturbed as soon as i tilt the BM forward to get the last clear wort out. also, sometimes i can't run the pump during chilling, if there is so much trub that it blocks, or so many hops, in that case i periodically stir with the chiller, and i always see the temp reading jump up a bit as i de-stratify the wort.
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby HopSong » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:23 pm

Do you have to whirlpool in the southern hemisphere in the opposite direction? :drink:
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Re: a couple questions..

Unread postby HopSong » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:27 pm

Regarding becoming anal about trub.. You might want to read this blog. Also, there are follow ups to this exBmt worth reading.

http://brulosophy.com/2014/06/02/the-gr ... ts-are-in/
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