Author Topic: No Hop Spider + Plate Chiller = I'm Scurred  (Read 1074 times)

Offline Gridlock

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No Hop Spider + Plate Chiller = I'm Scurred
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:47:04 PM »
I have a plate chiller and typically use a hop spider/sock to prevent them from clogging my plate chiller. I am tempted to experiment with NOT using the hop spider and instead doing a whirlpool at the end of my boil and letting the break settle out. But I'm still nervous that I'm going to suck a bunch of hop debris into my plate chiller and clog it up.

Does anyone have experience using this method? Any advice?

Offline yso191

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Re: No Hop Spider + Plate Chiller = I'm Scurred
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 01:35:40 PM »
Yeah, I was hung over a bit on brew day and dumped the hops on the outside of the hop filter.  Doh!  I didn't whirlpool, just ran it through the plate chiller.  Everything worked fine.  It just took a solid hour flushing the chiller before no hop material came out.
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