This question regards the Off the Topper Kit. The directions state to do the first flameout hop steep for 15 mins then chill to approximately 180 degrees then do a second 15 min hop steep. I have a CFC so the only way I can think to do this would be to run wort through the CFC and pump it back in the top of my kettle. My CFC is 3/8" diameter tubing. Is this practical or should I just break down and get an immersion chiller to have both options available? Trying to plan ahead so I’m ready for when I get a chance to try this kit.
I think that’s fine. I think people with warmer water that use CFC’s have to recirculate the wort until it’s cold enough, then route it into the fermenter.
[quote=“Radagast”] I have a CFC so the only way I can think to do this would be to run wort through the CFC and pump it back in the top of my kettle.
I have a plate chiller and pump and that’s exactly what I do when I whirlpool.
Nice looking clone. The kit does not go into detail but the keys to hopstands are keeping the lid on the duration and stirring regularly. I have tested many variable are these both have a large impact. Personally, I think <180f stands are overrated but many like the technique. I prefer a single hot 30m stand myself. Be sure to use a s***ton of gypsum and vermont ale yeast too.