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Old 06-03-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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What solutions are there to hops clogging everything up when trying to transfer from the BK to fermenters? I often make highly hopped beers and the whole hops that I often use form a mat across anything that I have tried to use to filter them out. I'd like to stay with stainless if possible, but I'm open to suggestions.

 
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:23 AM   #2
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Paint strainer bags... Put the hops in them, add to the boil, cool the wort and remove the bags and most of the hop residue.

 
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:25 AM   #3
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I'd like some opinions on this as well. In my Blichmann nothing clogs when I transfer but all the hop material ends up in the fermenter.

 
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:47 AM   #4
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False bottom....

 
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:52 AM   #5
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Paint strainer bags... Put the hops in them, add to the boil, cool the wort and remove the bags and most of the hop residue.
Cheap and easy to use. I made a hop spider for 10 bucks and it works great for my IPAs with huge hop additions

 
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #6
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I use paint bag and a stainless steel mesh ball slipped over inside drain pick up. It works as a secondary filter. Wash after use and sanitize. Dollar store. Make sure it is stainless and not steel. 3 for a buck!! I also use these for filling any gaps beside pipes in fifth wheel.

 
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:30 PM   #7
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So it's nylon or nothing?

It seems like a FB would just clog. I have a SS kitchen strainer over my pickup tube and that even clogs right away.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:12 AM   #8
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So it's nylon or nothing?

It seems like a FB would just clog. I have a SS kitchen strainer over my pickup tube and that even clogs right away.
No there are stainless options. Google hop taco. You can make them out of mesh.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:00 AM   #9
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What kind of kettle? I use a 15" false bottom in a keg and often stop 1# of whole hops in the boil without slowing or a clogging or anything getting through to the fermenter.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #10
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Here is what I have been using, but unless I have only .25 oz in the boil, it clogs fast. Usually I have mixed pellet and whole hops.

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