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Old 05-13-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
mrbugawkagawk
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i was just reading that with a counterflow chiller you need a hop back device, does that apply for immersion chillers, i am currently doing 5 gallon batches. any advice would be appriciated.



 
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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You need a hop FILTER, like a stainless steel scrubby on the pickup tube. Or use hop bags.

The hopback is for adding additional aroma to the wort.



 
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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i was just reading that with a counterflow chiller you need a hop back device, does that apply for immersion chillers, i am currently doing 5 gallon batches. any advice would be appriciated.
Immersion chillers don't require a filter.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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Yeah what he said... and on top of that you do not need anything like that for a immersion chiller... just drop it in the boil 15 minutes before the end of the boil to make it sanitary and crank the cold water once your boil is over.
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