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Old 02-26-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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worried about all of the hop gunk and clogging up the pump when it comes time to brew, it this something that's easily dealt with or is this a significant issue for others.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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Most people that use pumps, also somewhat filter their wort before the pump, or use a hop spider to keep the majority of it in check.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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If you're using whole hops, I'd at least do something to keep the majority of them out of there. Even something as easy as a stainless steel scrubby over your pickup tube should be enough to keep the majority of it out. I generally use pellet hops, and other than the whirlpooling I'm doing with the pump anyways, I haven't had any troubles with clogging of any sort. My pickup tube is angled towards the side of my BK so that should cut down on pickup somewhat, but I haven't bothered with a filter of any sort. Of course in the next batch or two I'll be doing a big IIPA, so we'll see if I still believe that in a month or so.

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