With the amount of hops added to the end of the boil and whirlpool for the hazy beer we recommend a couple of techniques to limit the chances of hop blockages;
- We recommend making a ‘whirlpool’ prior to chilling which simply means using your paddle to stir the wort in a circular motion. This creates a centrifuge effect and causes the hops to drop from suspension down towards the filter, creating a secondary, natural hop filter.
- Use hop socks or hop spiders. Please note, you should only be concerned if your recirculation actually stops – not if it slows.