Author Topic: hop back design  (Read 5247 times)

Offline maxieboy

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1155
  • Mid MI
    • View Profile
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:

http://ryanbrews.blogspot.com/2010/12/huge-hop-aroma-and-flavor.html



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.
A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes." Gene Hill

[47.7, 310.8] AR

AHA Member

Offline Thirsty_Monk

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2349
  • Eau Claire WI
    • View Profile
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.
Na Zdravie

On Tap At The TapRoom:
Bohemian Pilsner
Bohemian Dark Lager
Smoked Bock
MaiBock
American Brown Ale
Marzen
Root beer

Offline kylekohlmorgen

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1363
  • Saint Louis, MO
    • View Profile
    • The South House Pilot Brewery
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.

 - Low-tech Lenny
Twitter/Instagram: @southhousebrew

Recipes, Brett/Bacteria Experiments: http://SouthHouseBeer.com/