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Lauter Helix.

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by wide eyed and legless, 2/7/17.

 

  1. TheSumOfAllBeers

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    Posted 27/6/19
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    At my last brew I added a little more liquor to begin with, did a decent whirlpool and stand, no chill. The trub cone stayed intact, and I got bright beerinto the cubes.

    Look at how bright the beer is around the trub come. I was able to draw off 4L for starter wort
     
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  2. sp0rk

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    Posted 10/7/19
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    So I made a thing
    This lowers the helix to the bottom of the guten and gives the lowest possible pickup
    I'm yet to give it a whirl and I'm not completely happy with it's position, so if it doesn't really work I'm going to try another design I have in mind
     
  3. FarsideOfCrazy

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    Posted 10/7/19
    Looks good spork, let us know it goes. I'm still looking for an answer to get it to work.

    Will this have the pump running through it, or just straight put the tap?
     
  4. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 11/7/19
    Are you going to chill sp0rk?
     
  5. sp0rk

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    Posted 11/7/19
    Most of the time no, but I'll give it a try
     
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    Posted 22/8/19
    Second go today using the helix to transfer wort at 24C, it does work just a couple of things to iron out.
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    Posted 22/8/19
    is that hot glue sealing your tap?
     
  8. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 22/8/19
    No, just a bog standard tap.
     
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    Posted 12/9/19
    Another go today using the double helix with a vertical, took 20 mins to empty the kettle a lot quicker than the last time. This time it was 27 C as opposed to 24 C I reckon it would be a breeze at 30 C.
    A California common with 110 gram of hops thrown in.
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    Posted 12/9/19
    Looks like it's working OK, how much was left in the bottom of the kettle? What yeast are you going to use?
     
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    Forgot to put the pic up of the slurry that was left. About a litre, the yeast I have used is Crossmyloof California Common.
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    Posted 14/9/19
    I can see I may have to give this a go, I don't use a spider so could be a way of extracting a bit more wort.
     

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