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Blichmann HopRocket

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Blichmann HopRocket

SKU: 40702

$124.99
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The HopRocket is an incredibly innovative, feature packed hop infusing tool! Not only can it be used as a hopback, it doubles as an in-line hop infuser (Randalizer) for your beer dispensing system and TRIPLES as an in-line filter! Definitely cool, and clearly Blichmann - let the HopRocket put your hop aroma into orbit!!

Unlike competitive units made from simple kitchen-ware fitted with a basic false bottom, the HopRocket has been designed from the ground up as a purpose-built, heavy duty, hopback and hop infuser. This clean sheet approach means truly superior performance and features:

* Pressure tight - up to 40 PSI operation!
* Holds up to 4oz of whole hops - 2X the competition!
* 100% stainless construction & silicone seals
* No need to monitor wort level - will never overflow and spill like competitive units!
* Fully enclosed system from brew pot to fermentor means no volitile hop aromas are lost!
* Inlet at the bottom allows air to automatically purge to reduce hot-side aeration
* Fine filter with wiper seal sends very clear wort to your fermentor.
* Coarse filter and cone bottom inlet prevents wort channeling and backup for even hop utilization
* Works on gravity systems and with pumps (about 4ft (1M) of static head is recommended for best gravity performance)
* Doubles as an awesome hop infuser (Randalizer) for your dispensing system
* 1/2" NPT connections are easy to adapt to - a perfect match for our popular QuickConnector fittings (1/2", 3/8" barb and 1/4" flare)
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Nice Toy
I was skeptical at first, but it looked to damn cool to resist buying. My first time using it, it did clog up, but it was completely my fault. You really have to resist the urge to overload the HopRocket. Giving your kettle a good whirlpool before draining it helps, as well. If you have a big glob of pellet hops draining out, it WILL clog the HopRocket.
November 7, 2012
Works well, but prone to cloging
I use a fine mesh hops bag that keeps the sludge to a minimum. If you get some grains and hops particles in the rocket, it's going to block._x000D_The other thing is I use 3 ounces of whole leaf hops for a 5 gallon IPA. It's big, but whole leaf hops expand, so it fills up quickly. If you want to make a 10 gallon IPA with a lot of aroma hops 5+ ounces then my recommendation is to not use this, and instead do a hop stand at 180F. in any case you should dry hop too.
December 12, 2013
3 ounces gives a greta aroma
I have the rocket attached to a plate chiller so there is no where for the aromas to get lose once they go through the rocket. I like hoppy IPAs and can make a good 5 gallon brew with the rocket. The hops expand so I don't want to go above 3 ounces but that could work. For 10 gallons you would have only 3 or 4 ounces of ups so there would be less aroma, which would be ok for anything other than an IPA._x000D_
January 27, 2014
For low hop beers
Its well built and top quality construction, no complaints there. Its perfect for while hops. It has one potential flaw, it's limited capacity. This works perfectly well for beers without a lot of hops. If you like IPAs and want to use a lot of hops, this is not the piece of equipment you need. If you like a nice Lager, or Brown ale, that only needs a few ounces, this is great.
January 19, 2013
Cool, but really slows the transfer
We use a therminator for chilling and found that we're better off using hop additions at flame out instead of this (basically does the same thing). We will try to set it up as a randalizer sometime, but it really is a rich man's toy as said before. _x000D__x000D_If you're just using 1-2 oz of hops, it'll work ok, but I prefer the short transfer times without it in place.
March 26, 2013
I've gone back to a hop stand
After using the Rocket for a year I'm no longer using it. Instead I put the hops in a nylon mesh bag, and let them sit in 185F wort for 30 minutes while it cools down. This also gives aroma and I can fit in more hops. The Rocket is too small and blocks if you jam in more hops.
November 7, 2013
Great Quality but spendy
I have used my hop rocket to infuse hops as well as a filter. Works well in both applications but not sure if it would be worth the price, received it as a gift. Quality is second to none but just a little steep in the price for what it is
February 14, 2014
Doesn't Work
It looks good on the brew bench but I have yet to use it without it clogging up.
April 4, 2012
Not quite as good as I'd hoped
Its fine for low hop beers but not those with a lot of hops. I do use it with whole hops but it's not as good as I'd hoped. It clogs _x000D_easily, and doesn't have that big a capacity. I wish I had instead bought a stainless steel mesh tube for half the price.
March 26, 2013
Don't use it much anymore
I use it occasionally but it's one of those pieces of equipment that doesn't quite live up to expectations. It can clog easily. For a 5 gallon batch with a couple of ounces it's ok.
August 30, 2013
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