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Blichmann HopBlocker

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Blichmann HopBlocker

SKU: 77007



This exciting new device is virtually plug free and captures up to 95% of the brew kettle particulates! As usual, we took a completely fresh approach to the pellet hop problem and through a year of very tasty research we developed the HopBlocker. It capitalizes on preferential flow to direct the clear wort to the kettle drain and keep the particulates at the bottom where they belong. The HopBlocker can easily bring a pound of pellet hops to its knees. Works best in BoilerMaker pots, but can be adapted for use in other manufacturers pots and kegs too. Measures 5.625" tall by 3.75" wide at base.
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3.6 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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works well
no hop residue in wort - as advertised
February 21, 2019
8 months ago
Works as advertised
A little hard to install. But once you get it you are ready to go.
January 18, 2018
1 year ago
Made Specifically for Blichmann Kettles
The write up says that this product can be used on non-Blichmann kettles. That's technically true, but not practical. To do so you'll have to drill a new hole in your kettle and install a Blichmann drain spout. I don't recommend buying it unless you're already set up with a Blichmann-designed system. To their credit, when I returned the HopBlocker unused, Midwest Supplies gave a full refund with no fuss.
December 24, 2016
over 2 years ago
Be careful
Making a good whirlpool and not knocking it over will give good results. If you bump it you can get hops in your wort, so it's a little risky. Maybe it works better in a boiler maker.
February 5, 2014
low tech solution
I used it for a year but replaced it with a stainless steel mesh cylinder. This is one Blichmann product that is not cutting the mustard with me. If you hit it with your spoon even once while whirl pooling, you will regret it. Its just clunky, having to be careful with this and that. You will end up with hops in the blocker and eventually in your fermentor.
December 16, 2013
There's got to be a btter way
If I didn't already own it, I'd make a hops spider instead. Its much easier to use than the hops blocker. I like gadgets and wanted to try out the ho blocker, but it doesn't live up to the other wise fine Blichmann reputation. Its well made, just kind of awkward.
November 1, 2013
I've since moved on to a home made hops spider
The HopBlocker is just average in terms of usefulness. You need to make a strong whirlpool to get the benefit of it, which is easier with a larger volume. I now use a hop spider and its a lot easier.
September 24, 2013
Keeps the pellets out of the wort
In a 20 gallon Brew pot, this works well. At flame out I whirlpool to concentrate any residue in the center. I keep the cover down until I'm ready to drain, then I raise the cover and drain. I get clear wort and good utilization. But it's not perfect, and you can easily get hops particles in your fermentor, so I'd like to see it improved.
April 21, 2013
Well Wroth It
I use this on my 15 gallon blichmann boil kettle and it works great! Leave the cover down until you get low exposing the larger holes and then pull it up to only expose the small holes letting less of the hop particles through. _x000D__x000D_I don't know how this works on other boil kettle set ups but on the Blichmann it works fantastic.
April 11, 2013
Not Necessary / Better and Cheaper Alternatives Available.
Well, I followed the print and video instructions (by John Blichmann himself) exactly. At the end of the day, I was not that impressed with the HopBlocker. You are better off building your own hop spider.
March 26, 2013
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Does the outer sleeve adjust up and down? I generally make smaller batches in non-Blichmann kettle. Is there an alternative for 1 to 3 gallon batches? Thank you.
S I on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The outer sleeve adjusts up or down to cover the larger or smaller holes for faster draining vs finer filtering. There is not a similar alternative for smaller batches that I am aware of.

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