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Offline yso191

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Blichmann Hop Rocket
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:39:12 PM »
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.
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Re: Blichmann Hop Rocket
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 05:42:09 PM »
I would think that you may not want it before the pump since you don't want to restrict the flow rate going to the pump.
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Re: Blichmann Hop Rocket
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 06:02:23 PM »
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Re: Blichmann Hop Rocket
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 08:01:11 PM »
Here is what John says, around 8 min.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=FEO75CszMcI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFEO75CszMcI

Thank you.  That video answered my question, though the link on the page doesn't work.  I just searched youtube for 'hop rocket' and there it was.
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Re: Blichmann Hop Rocket
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 09:01:55 AM »
I have mine between the pump and plate chiller.  No problems.
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