|Blichmann Hop Rocket|
So, all good stuff, right? More hop flavor and aroma AND a filter. Win, win. Except...
I don't want to add a headache to my brew day. Chilling (behind sparging) is the most annoyingly long process on my system and if adding a Hop Rocket will make it more annoying and long, count me out. But, if it works as advertised - filtering and adding hop flavor and aroma - it will make the overall process and product better. Even if chilling slows down a little bit, it may help the cleanup time. (Plate chillers can be a bi-otch to clean out when using hop pellets - which I use a lot of.)
So, a lot of unknowns. Oh, and by the way, this thing is $125, so it's not like I'll just go pick one up and if it doesn't work, screw it. That is some money I'd be dropping. So, my questions to you, oh faithful reader:
- Do you use the Hop Rocket?
- How do you like it?
- How is the flow?
- I know the Hop Rocket is used with whole leaf hops, but does it filter as advertised?
- What else I should know before dropping $125 on this?
Thanks for your help and guidance in my beer brewing journey.