for using the Blichmann HopBlocker:
New to the
Blichmann Engineering lineup is the HopBlocker boil kettle
filtration system! Over a year of brutal but tasty work yielded a
filter that has up to 95% efficiency and is virtually plug free! We
utilized preferrential flowwhich leaves thesettled fine break
material (hops and trub) undisturbed at the bottom of the pot while
draining the majority of the wort through the coarse filter first.
When the wort level is a few inches from the bottom of the
pot, the fine filter element is then exposed by lifting the shield
and the fine perforation only has to filter the remaining wort. The
HopBlocker will filter 90-95% of the break material and hops out of
your wort without plugging.
1) Ensure that the shield is pushed all the way to the bottom of
the screen and both are resting flat on the bottom of the
2) Stir the wort vigorously with the stir paddle to create a
whirlpool which encourages the hops and trub particulates to settle
to the bottom center of the pot away from the
3) Allow 15-20 min for the thermal convection currents to slow and
allow the break material and hop particulates to
4) Drain your pot until you see the top of the kettle drain fitting
(about 3" of wort)
5) Reduce the drain flow rate to about 1/3 the initial flow rate.
This allows the wort to permeate through the hops and trub and
enter the filter screen to be drained
6) Use your stir paddle to hold the filter down and quickly pull
the shield up with a gloved finger or a racking cane (or similar)
so that it is out of the wort completely. It is important to move
quickly through steps 5-6 so you do not lose the siphon in
your which will stop flow.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
1/26/2008 – I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
11/5/2006 – I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
2/1/2005 – Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
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