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Title: hop back design
Post by: jaybeerman on September 02, 2011, 03:36:00 AM
Noticed this today and thought hmm that contraption seems familiar...just wish they'd get a little cheaper.  I like mine and I imagine theirs is nice too  :)

http://morebeer.com/view_product/15781/103677/Hop_Back_with_1_2%22_Female_Threads

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=5355.0
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 07, 2011, 01:48:27 PM
Would not you want that your hopback is in-closed instead loose lid?
Just a thought.
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: jaybeerman on September 07, 2011, 07:20:41 PM
Would not you want that your hopback is in-closed instead loose lid?
Just a thought.

yes I would want one of those  :) (eh?)
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: morticaixavier on September 07, 2011, 07:57:01 PM
Would not you want that your hopback is in-closed instead loose lid?
Just a thought.

wow an 8:30 AM drunk? ahh the exciting life of a pro-brewer eh? :D
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: Hokerer on September 07, 2011, 08:01:11 PM
yes I would want one of those  :) (eh?)

wow an 8:30 AM drunk? ahh the exciting life of a pro-brewer eh? :D

Pssst, think ESL
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: jaybeerman on September 07, 2011, 08:04:22 PM
Pssst, think ESL

no worries here (read my posts)
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: blatz on September 07, 2011, 08:21:38 PM
Would not you want that your hopback is in-closed instead loose lid?
Just a thought.

wow an 8:30 AM drunk? ahh the exciting life of a pro-brewer eh? :D

easy on the monk, man - english isn't his first language  ;)
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 08, 2011, 02:06:30 AM
Would not you want that your hopback is in-closed instead loose lid?
Just a thought.

wow an 8:30 AM drunk? ahh the exciting life of a pro-brewer eh? :D

easy on the monk, man - english isn't his first language  ;)
Thanks Paul.
It was Double brew day today.
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: jaybeerman on September 08, 2011, 03:06:12 AM
Thanks Paul.
It was Double brew day today.

Like I said, no worries.  In all sincerity, would you explain what you meant by your early morning post.  cheers, j
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 09, 2011, 03:40:34 AM
Jay,

What I wanted to say was that to my opinion it should be sealed inclosed vessel.
Something like Blichmann Hop Rocket.
(http://www.store.homebrew4less.com/images/BEHopRocket.jpg)

You can put it inline and make sure that wort will flow thru it.
I can not imagine doing this with loose lid like more beer has.

I do not promote the Blichmann product nor I have one.

Here is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEO75CszMcI
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: jaybeerman on September 09, 2011, 06:16:55 AM
Jay,
What I wanted to say was that to my opinion it should be sealed inclosed vessel.

Yeah I was trying to be nice by not pointing out that theirs isn't sealed whereas mine (less than $20) is sealed.  I run mine inline, directly plugged into my kettle; it then flows through my pump and to the fermenter.  The hop rocket is the reason I built my hopback, I just wanted to say that the prices being charged right now are double what they should be.  I decided to build a hopback for less than $20 just to show that it can be done.  Just to be clear I'm not saying that I dislike blichman (sp?) or morebeer, I just think that the hobby could benefit from more realistic prices.  Cheers, j
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: morticaixavier on September 09, 2011, 08:30:23 AM
Would not you want that your hopback is in-closed instead loose lid?
Just a thought.

wow an 8:30 AM drunk? ahh the exciting life of a pro-brewer eh? :D

easy on the monk, man - english isn't his first language  ;)

No offense intended. I had no idea. From other posts I would not have guessed.  Sorry thirsty
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: blatz on September 09, 2011, 01:37:27 PM
not being sealed is a PITA - I have the morebeer one, and when you get the flow started, its quite a balancing act to get the wort flowing through fast enough to not lose prime on the pump, but not too fast that it starts seeping out the loose lid.  Its not turrible once you get the hang of it, but it ain't ideal.

I may have to look at the hop rocket, especially since I am switching to boilermaker kettles anyhow.
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on September 09, 2011, 05:57:31 PM
I opted out of the hopback and add the hops in the whirlpool. I cool to 170F, turn off the cooling water, add hops and gently stir for about a minute, and then continue cooling.

Got the idea from this guy:

http://ryanbrews.blogspot.com/2010/12/huge-hop-aroma-and-flavor.html

Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: blatz on September 09, 2011, 08:22:49 PM
I opted out of the hopback and add the hops in the whirlpool. I cool to 170F, turn off the cooling water, add hops and gently stir for about a minute, and then continue cooling.

Got the idea from this guy:

http://ryanbrews.blogspot.com/2010/12/huge-hop-aroma-and-flavor.html



do you use a plate or CFC chiller?
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: maxieboy on September 10, 2011, 12:19:36 AM
I opted out of the hopback and add the hops in the whirlpool. I cool to 170F, turn off the cooling water, add hops and gently stir for about a minute, and then continue cooling.

Got the idea from this guy:

http://ryanbrews.blogspot.com/2010/12/huge-hop-aroma-and-flavor.html



do you use a plate or CFC chiller?

Gotta be an IC. If I was using one, I'd definitely be doing some hop stands. I've done a couple w/ a borrowed IC. Loved it. May build one in the future.
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 10, 2011, 03:40:47 AM
Would not you want that your hopback is in-closed instead loose lid?
Just a thought.

wow an 8:30 AM drunk? ahh the exciting life of a pro-brewer eh? :D

easy on the monk, man - english isn't his first language  ;)

No offense intended. I had no idea. From other posts I would not have guessed.  Sorry thirsty
No problem.
I figured this was not English essay writing forum.
Title: Re: hop back design
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on September 16, 2011, 02:27:47 PM
do you use a plate or CFC chiller?

Immersion chiller.

When I say whirlpool... i mean the stage of brewing, not the equipment.

 - Low-tech Lenny