Originally Posted by tknice
I have the Blichmann 15 as well and have always used a paint strainer bag with whole leaf hops--never tried it without. Maybe go a little slower with the valve? It will take a little longer but you might find it doesn't clog. Also, maybe check out blichmann's hop blocker. I don't have any experience with it but it could improve your situation.
I have a hopblocker from blichmann and it is marginal at best, not really worth the price.
Originally Posted by imperialipa
Ok I ordered that hop stopper for the blickman from Electricbrewing. I"ll boil up my next batch of iipa and post back so you guys with Blichmans will know if it works or not.
if you did not order the diptube with the HopStopper you may have to modify your diptube by putting notches around the tip otherwise it may tend to clog. the first time i used mine i was able to drain 3.5 gallons before it started to clog intermittently then it really slowed. now i have cut notches and know to slow the drain for the last gallon or so. also, do no whirlpool or recirculate for best results.