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Old 03-17-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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As I'm building my new 3 keggle brewstand with 2 March pumps, I figured I might as well go all in and get a hop back right off the bat. I've looked into the one that MoreBeer offers, as well as the Blichman Hop Rocket. I've also seen a post here where someone made one out of a mason jar. All 3 seem to be great options. I'm not opposed to spending the money for one as I'm not much of a DIY guy. The Blichmann one is expensive, but allows for 4 oz's of hops. The MoreBeer one is cheaper and only holds 2 oz of hops. I was looking for some opinions from owners of each before I make my decisions. Any pros or cons anyone has found on these?

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Old 03-17-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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I recommend the BrewersHardware Trub Filter... Hop back and filter in one.

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Old 03-17-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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Do you know how many oz's of hops that thing holds?

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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Do you know how many oz's of hops that thing holds?
Here's an article
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That thing is definitely awesome, I'm gonna have to get it. Now if I can figure out all the tri-clover stuff needed to hook this into my brew system...I've never used tri-clovers before

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and here's a photo


From your bottom port ball valve add a street elbow

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I have the trub filter from Brewer's Hardware, but I don't think it would work that great as a hop back. I think you'd be lucky to get an ounce or two of whole hops in there. Also seems like it would be kind of a pain to fill, but I haven't tried using it that way so I don't have any first-hand experience.

I bought the morebeer hop back a while back when it was the deal of the day. I've only used it twice, but I can tell you it will hold a lot more than 2 ounces. I have homegrown hops that I dry and vacuum pack. On a recent pale ale I had about four ounces in it. The only knock against the morebeer one is my understanding is a hop back should technically be an airtight sealed container and the morebeer one isn't. I think it could be easily modded to be airtight but I haven't had time to do that yet.

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thanks microbusbrewery

Anyone have any first hand experience using the Brewer's Hardware trub filter as a hop back?

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I'll look for more posts as I'm surprised this thread didn't develop further!

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I'm in the midst of building my first "system", and have been hunting hop-backs fairly hard. I have opted for a three kettle HERMS system from Stout. They build hop-backs too. I'm not going for it because I haven't seen an actual photo of one other than plans. I have decided to go with the brewers hardware trub filter into a blichmann hop rocket. At first I (and my wife and peers) thought I was getting a little carried away, but after reading every review of both I could find, I think it's a worthwhile investment.
Mostly because under controlled pressure, I am convinced the BH trub filter's design could handle pellet hops.
When I am wrong about this, I will let you all know, but I think I'm right.
I don't make a lot of money or am independently wealthy or anything, but after reading all the frustrated reviews of cloggage and wort loss, I figure a two stage system might be alright.
I should add that I intend to implement one or both of these devices during whirlpool.

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