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View Poll Results: Best way to filter hops.
Blichmann Hop Blocker 4 4.44%
Hop Stopper 7 7.78%
False Bottom 11 12.22%
Just bag my hops 41 45.56%
Other 27 30.00%
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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If cost was no concern, how would you filter your hops, cold break, etc?


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Old 05-26-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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If cost was no concern, how would you filter your hops, cold break, etc?
Well, as long as cost is no option centrifuge and decant/siphon... You would need a really big centrifuge tho... http://library.gsfc.nasa.gov/flag/ar...winter03/2.htm that one should do it.


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Old 05-26-2010, 04:30 PM   #3
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Uh, I am a bit surprised that the Sparky hop spider isn't in there. I think a lot of us have made one of those contraptions, and I don't see ever changing. I vote OTHER.

Probably should have a "Don't" option there, also. I realize that those people shouldn't even be voting (given the topic), but they might anyway and choose other, as I did.
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Yeah I guess I could've put the hop spider. Didn't think of that. I have used one before when I did 12oz of leaf hops for an IPA once. But its such a pain to have this big contraption over my kettle.
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Whirlpool + aquarium filter element
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I think a bag + hop stopper ought to do the trick for most cases.
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what the hell is a hop spider? I googled and got nothing.

I use a hop back loaded with rice hulls as a pre-filter to my plate chiller. I load it with rice hulls and then place a steamer basket over top to keep the contained and can load the steamer basket with hops for late additions.

First I recirculate to trap the hops and break. the I turn on the chill water to bring the kettle down enough to allow a single pass at pitch temp. This traps a good deal of the cold break in the process but also allow enough into the fermenter to be a benifit as well.

Cost = $80 for hop back, $35 for 55 pounds of rice hulls.
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what the hell is a hop spider? I googled and got nothing.
It's the picture you've seen a million times of a piece of PVC suspended over a kettle with four long screws, with a nylon bag hanging from it.
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Sorry, I probably made that up a while back. I made a couple of them. Reminds me of a spider sitting over a web hole. (gawd I hate spiders).

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It's the picture you've seen a million times of a piece of PVC suspended over a kettle with four long screws, with a nylon bag hanging from it.
Yup, it's real cheap to build and works like a charm. The paint bags are even washable.


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