What? There are cooling jackets for whirlpool tanks in brewery systems?
Yes! We do have customers who request this. We did have a customer request this!
Typically, hops are added in the kettle. It is also possible to use hops after the whirlpool to add hops for added flavor.
But, what if I want to steep the hops for 15 minutes? And also want to add hops to the flavor. Do I need to chill the wort first?
Answer: If you want to steep the hops for 15 minutes, which we’ve already talked about, we can add a cooling jacket to the whilrpool tun to cool the wort first. Then add the hops in the whillpool tun. Customers usually add hop pellets to the whilrpool.
Would you add hop pellets or fresh hops?
Hop backs are typically used to add fresh hops.
If you do not use a hop back but add hop pellets to the whirlpool, then we can add a Y-filter to avoid some impurities from entering the heat exchanger.
We also have a customer who just confirmed his order who is using a similar method to add hops. In the end he chose to cool the whirlpool tun.
Hope this helps you!
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