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Steve Hardter (216.164.203.48)
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 09:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi all,

Made my 1st saison today and used orange peel and ginger root for the 1st time also. Used 1.5 oz.dried ginger root which I soaked in water for about an hour. This made cutting much easier. Weight went up to 2 ozs. Sizes were about the same as the orange peel. Added at 15 minutes. Most floated during the boil. Sat for another 30 minutes following the whirlpool. About 3/4 sank and some still remained floating.

I assumed that all would lodge in the center during the whirlpool. Needless to say they did not. This caused my CFC to get blocked a few times. Luckily the wort continued to drain, only a little slower.

I guessing I'll use similar items again but don't want to worry about blockage. If I choose to put the items in a large nylon grain bag, do I have to worry about utilization as I would with hops? Thanks!

Steve
 

Connie (12.77.131.67)
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 09:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Steve, Why not just put a SS scrubbie on the end of your pick up tube?
 

Jim Layton (67.29.233.67)
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 10:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Scrubbie or grain bag, either will solve the problem. I'm guessing that a large grain bag should contain the spices without any packing, so the spices would be well exposed to the boiling wort. I'd assume no decrease in spice utilization, at least until proven otherwise.
 

Steve Hardter (216.164.203.48)
Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Connie,

I no longer use a pickup tube. I found it faster to drain/cool by whirlpooling and let everything drain right through the spigot.

Thanks to both for the advice.

Steve

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