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Offline maxieboy

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Re: hop back design
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2011, 12:19:36 am »
I opted out of the hopback and add the hops in the whirlpool. I cool to 170F, turn off the cooling water, add hops and gently stir for about a minute, and then continue cooling.

Got the idea from this guy:

do you use a plate or CFC chiller?

Gotta be an IC. If I was using one, I'd definitely be doing some hop stands. I've done a couple w/ a borrowed IC. Loved it. May build one in the future.
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Offline Thirsty_Monk

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Re: hop back design
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2011, 03:40:47 am »
Would not you want that your hopback is in-closed instead loose lid?
Just a thought.

wow an 8:30 AM drunk? ahh the exciting life of a pro-brewer eh? :D

easy on the monk, man - english isn't his first language  ;)

No offense intended. I had no idea. From other posts I would not have guessed.  Sorry thirsty
No problem.
I figured this was not English essay writing forum.
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Offline kylekohlmorgen

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Re: hop back design
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2011, 02:27:47 pm »
do you use a plate or CFC chiller?

Immersion chiller.

When I say whirlpool... i mean the stage of brewing, not the equipment.

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