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Old 01-02-2011, 02:41 AM   #1
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first attempt to use to day and it plugged so i think could not pump through it water worked fine yesterday in test run will run a test again but this sucked today. brew did have 7 oz of hops

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Old 01-02-2011, 03:15 AM   #2
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Sounds like you need a false bottom, hop blocker, or hop paint strainer bag contraption.

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Old 01-02-2011, 03:32 AM   #3
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Yep, you have to have something to keep the hop particles out of the plates or they will clog up fast. I have a Therminator and have to use a hop back in my kettle to keep it clean. The only stuff that goes through it is cold break and trub.

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Were the hops free floating in the kettle or did you contain them in a bag / sock? How did you siphon the wort out of the kettle?

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they where pellets and I was trying to pump through to sanitize when it plugged pumping with a mach pump. I electric brew so a bag set up has to be element proof

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they where pellets and I was trying to pump through to sanitize when it plugged pumping with a mach pump. I electric brew so a bag set up has to be element proof
My hanging hop bag hangs agains my 5500W element the entire boil. No worries. BTW, I use a therminator and have never had a stoppage in at least 30 batches since I got it.
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