...I don't understand why you'd recirc with a hop rocket. Kind of defeats the point, eh?
I'm using an immersion chiller presently, and in the interest in getting used to working with a pump during my brew day, I thought a good place to start would be simply circulating the wort while I'm chilling it, and I also thought I'd get a two-fer by implementing the new Hop Rocket as well - not for hop infusion this first run - but as a filter (I'll just stuff a couple of hop-socks in there instead of 3 or 4 ounces of whole-leaf hops).
My hope this first time is to get chilled and modestly filtered wort to run to my fermenter, all with the pump.
This is all just to get the basics down like when to open what valve and by how much, priming the pump, dealing with leaks, what does it look like when it's working, etc. First time pump user - should be, er um... fun?