I recently purchased a Hop Rocket, and last night was my first attempt using it as a Randall. I had an IPA, through which I filtered 2 oz of flowers (1 oz Citra, 1 oz Amarillo). The first and last pints off the keg were incredibly grassy. I doubt that it had to do with the hop varieties, but maybe a short contact time with the hops? I dont know- I am really disappointed since I bought the device for mainly Randall purposes. Anybody have a remedy for this issue? It seems most people's issues are with it are with foaming with seemingly no mention of grassiness.
I say the first and last pints off the keg were grassy because I had 2 pints last night and when I got home from work today I found my four kegs + 20 lbs CO2 tank floating in IPA.....before cleaning everything up, I drew one final grassy tasting pint of the keg. Everything seems to be hooked up properly, even the $30 I spent in Blichmann quick connects. Seems to be leaking from the bottom clamp. ? Huge kick to the nuts. I hope that someone has the answer for how to avoid grassy-ness in the future.