I just took possession of a new Blichmann Hop Rocket. I am wondering if it makes any difference where in the line it is placed: between the boil kettle and the pump, or after the pump before the plate chiller.
I can't see that it would make any difference, except maybe keeping some of the trub out of the pump because of the filtering properties. Thoughts on this?
Also I am wondering how to account for the hop addition in BeerSmith. Would it be most similar to a 5 minute hop stand? I don't see a hop-back option. Yeah I'm probably over-thinking this but that's what I do.