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InYerMouth 05-06-2010 09:19 PM

Blichmann HopBlocker
 
Have read a few posts on this, however have not seen a thread dedicated to it yet. I am debating on pulling the trigger to purchase one, but have seen alot of mixed reviews. Can we get some feedback on those who have one already in one central location?? I have a Blichmann 20gal BK??

Yambor44 05-06-2010 10:17 PM

Hmmm... I thought this topic was dedicated to it?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/blichmann-boil-screen-pellet-hops-169560/

InYerMouth 05-07-2010 01:58 PM

Guess I didnt see all of that one...

Yambor44 05-07-2010 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by InYerMouth (Post 2047408)
Guess I didnt see all of that one...

No sweat! I do it all the time. No problem starting a new thread if you have new questions that don't get answered over there.

Boerderij_Kabouter 05-07-2010 02:35 PM

It would be nice to keep this thread up as an actual review section; not "a you could also build one like this" kind of thing. I would be more interested in techniques used and reviews in one place.

Yambor44 05-07-2010 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Boerderij_Kabouter (Post 2047460)
It would be nice to keep this thread up as an actual review section; not "a you could also build one like this" kind of thing. I would be more interested in techniques used and reviews in one place.

Yes it would. I will post here if with my next brew session. Maybe this time I will actually remember to whirlpool!

Julohan 05-07-2010 03:48 PM

I have used mine once. I did the whirlpool and let sit for 10 minutes. I did a single pass to my plate chiller into the fermentor. As the wort level go really low, I closed off the valve a bit, as instructed. Then I lifted the guard up. I just kegged the beer from the fermentor yesterday. There was hardly any hop sediment at the bottom.

The design does suck a bit for whirlpooling. I seemed to keep hitting it, which would shift it back and forth. It did not seem to effect its job at filtering. It is definitely worth having. I think it is a bit overprice, but there really is not any competition out there. Like stated in the other thread a thinner disign would had been nice.

Make sure you whirlpool. Use a thinner stirrer, if you have a bulky one like I do. I had no issues at all with clogging of the plate chiller, so everything seemed to work as advertised.

InYerMouth 05-09-2010 09:24 PM

good to hear....I would have to buy a different immersion chiller or the therminator if I get this thing tho.....hmmm..


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