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Old 10-16-2010, 04:38 PM   #21
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Looks like you guys were real close on the price.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/BLICH..._P2680C107.cfm

 
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:17 PM   #22
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That's the same price rebel has it for. I'm considering getting one but am not 100% sure how much I'd use it. I guess if I don't like it I could sell it on eBay. Either way a new toy is always fun

 
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:00 PM   #23
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I am really interested in his hopback as well, but I would need to change my process and equipment a bit as I currently use an IC and I really don't see the benefit of sending chilled wort through the hopback to the fermenter. OTOH I am considering moving to a plate or counterflow chiller as my whirlpooled IC still takes about 20-40 minutes to get to pitching temps depending on how cool my groundwater is.

 
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:16 PM   #24
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I ordered this today from rebelbrewer.com and it just shipped. Unfortunatly I don't have any hoppy beers planned but now have a reason to brew one
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:42 PM   #25
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Just bought one from RebelBrewer. Not sure if I'll get to brew with it this season (I'm in Chicago), but I'm hoping we'll get a nice (warmish) day in the next few weeks. I got some vacation time, so I plan to take a day off to give it a try.

Got a load of Willamette hops in the freezer and am *really* excited about giving this a try.

 
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:08 PM   #26
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Where does this hopback go in terms of the flow of the wort to the fermenter?

I'm assuming you're pumping hot wort into the side hopback-in, forcing it through the top hopback-out, and then sending it into your plate chiller -- and then into your fermenter?

 
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:27 PM   #27
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Yep you got it.

 
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:37 PM   #28
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I ordered my today, I will post back with results.

 
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:09 AM   #29
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Mine shipped! Looks like I'll be taking the day off Tuesday to brew.

Great video of the Hop Rocket here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/NorthernBrewerTV#p/search/0/FEO75CszMcI

 
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:15 AM   #30
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Just got it in the mail today. Smaller than I thought -- but very well put together. Will be brewing on Saturday with it, and I'll post pictures.

Nice, solid. I'm looking forward to it.

 
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