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Old 08-30-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Considering buying one. Has anyone used one to great success? To great failure? Anywhere in between?

Has anyone used one without a pump?

Thanks!

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Old 08-30-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Eric,

I used mine for the first time this weekend as an inline hop infuser. I say it works pretty well as a "Randalizer." I thought it was a little inconsistent with the pours since you're running through a large metal cylinder with hops in it. I thought it was very well constructed and looks really cool. I plan to use it as a hopback next week.

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Old 08-30-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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I use mine as a hopback and it works great. I just gravity feed through it before it hits the plate chiller. In this pic it is running through the pump, but it is off and I'm just using the valve as the throttle...

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Old 08-30-2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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I love mine. I use it in pretty much every hoppy brew!

I switched it up a bit a last week when i brewed up a Saison (used 3711) with 2 oz of Amarillo in the Hop-Rocket before going through the chiller and into my carboy. The last hydro sample tasted pretty amazing.

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Old 08-30-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. When using as a hop back, you notice a difference in aroma/flavor than from flame out additions?

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Old 08-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #6
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shouldn't this be in equipment?

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Old 08-30-2011, 05:22 PM   #7
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I haven't done a side by side, but I will say that it seems to be like a 0 minute addition but just more intense and 'bright'. I get a lot of both flavor and aroma, but as far as aroma goes, it isn't like the kind I get from dry hopping - I don't know how to describe it, its just a bit different (not in a bad way).

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