Correct hop filter height

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Correct hop filter height

Post by trickybrew » Thu May 21, 2015 6:41 pm

Does any one no the correct height a shrub filter should in a boiler, from the lower point of the filter to the base of the pot, let's say the boiler is 50L to 70L pot
I'm asking as I have just got a pot but the filter looks a bit high to m&m but I'm unshor!
Thanks guys for any advice on this

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Re: Correct hop filter height

Post by sbond10 » Thu May 21, 2015 8:15 pm

Mine sits about 2.5cm-3cm up leaving about 6 litres in boiler without tipping

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Re: Correct hop filter height

Post by goodolpete » Fri May 22, 2015 10:52 am

sbond10 wrote:Mine sits about 2.5cm-3cm up leaving about 6 litres in boiler without tipping
Do you tip it when removing the wort or forget about the six litres?

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Re: Correct hop filter height

Post by sbond10 » Fri May 22, 2015 11:09 am

I bought mine second hand from windrider (he got it from powell brewing) so only currently tested with cold water but yea I tipped the whole lot. so I dunno how this will affect the hop bed.

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Re: Correct hop filter height

Post by GrowlingDogBeer » Fri May 22, 2015 11:23 am

Mine is as close to the base of the boiler as I can get it, basically touching the floor.

You want the wort pickup in the boiler to be as low as possible to minimise waste, and then you should get most of the wort out with a syphon effect.

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Re: Correct hop filter height

Post by goodolpete » Fri May 22, 2015 1:18 pm

Ive got a blue mango chutney barrel which im making into a boiler.
Because the bottom four inches curves a lot, i have to put the tap
above this or the tap wiil be pointing upwards inside.
Can I tip my barrel to get the last six litres out?

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Re: Correct hop filter height

Post by sbond10 » Fri May 22, 2015 1:43 pm

With 4 inches you could nipple then copper elbow then short length of pipe another elbow then hop filter that might work

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