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Old 01-28-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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I have a pretty standard keggle setup with 1/2 in diameter dip tube. Recently purchased a plate chiller which is the bomb but plugs up from pellet hops (which is damn near all you can get lately), anyone have good ideas for a strainer/ diverter. I would think a screen type deal would probably plug too.

Any thoughts, pics???

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Old 01-28-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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Do a search for HOP STOPPER. That should bring up some good threads on DIY and commercial available options for you. I desperately need to make one myself sooner than later. I don't like clogging!

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Old 01-28-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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I've thrown 11oz of pellets at it with no problems. Also did 10.5oz pellets with 4oz plugs before too. No worries about utilization compared to a hop bag.



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Old 01-28-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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I use a combination of a stainless steel scrubby
Royal Paper Stainless Scrubber Sponge)

and also the PVC/5 gallon paint strainer bag hop bag system
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/lil-...tml#post618265

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HopStopper is nice unless you are making an IPA with pellet hops and using an immersion chiller (cold break)

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HopStopper is nice unless you are making an IPA with pellet hops and using an immersion chiller (cold break)
Since the OP stated he was using a plate chiller that's just simply not a valid argument in this thread!
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:34 PM   #7
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Wasn't an argument, stated that a hopstopper is nice. Either way works, just look at Revvy's signature, I think this vs. is in there...

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How easy is it to clean a hop stopper?

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I wonder the same thing....I just built one and I wonder how much it's gonna suck getting all the hop particles sprayed off. I wonder how it would work if you spray off the main sludge and just stick it in the dishwasher?

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I use bazooka filters, which occasionally clog if I use a lot of bittering pellets. I just hose them off in the sink, then put them through the dishwasher for the next run.

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