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Old 02-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #11
Jan 2012
West Chester, PA
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I haven't had leak issues yet, but I see how continued use might cause some leaking.
Hose fittings are a good idea as well.

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
Feb 2008
Ucluelet, BC
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Thanks for all the ideas. I'm going to start thinking about making a hopback with a jar. I figure if i got a big enough container I can put the pellet hops in a bag, in the jar to help with containing the material. If the jar is big enough there should be enough liquid to keep things flowing.
The system I am using is the 60L pilot system from the local Brewery here in town. They have generously lent it to me as they are too busy to be playing around with new recipes right now. It is modelled very closely to their full size plant so the procedure on brew day is very similar. When I asked the brewer what he would do to increase aroma he simply said "dry hop it"....too easy!

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:36 PM   #13
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Oct 2008
Zeeland, Michigan
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If you have time check out this thread...

It discusses putting hops in the kettle after flameout (so wort is not boiling) and let sit 20-30 min or so before cooling in order to get more hop aroma. One person did an experiment comparing this method to the standard flameout hops + rapid cool and posted the results. Since you have to wait anyway, you could just add hops AFTER flameout to get the benefit of a hopback-type device without having to build one.

that...and dry hop.

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