Just bought a counterflow chiller... tested it with boiling water and it worked fine. I also siphoned sanitizer through it, no problems there.
However when I tried to siphon the wort, it clogged immediately. Realizing my mistake, I flushed the chiller and then retried, using a grain bag to filter the hops/trub. But it seemed that this still wasn't enough; the siphon simply would not flow.
Can someone advise on what I'm doing wrong? What is the standard practice here?
Some additional info, in case it is useful:
- I'm trying to siphon using gravity only
- My kettle does not have a valve/spigot, I'm just running a silicon line up and over the wall
- I'm brewing with an extract kit, with hop pellets (to give you an idea of the trub I'm dealing with)