So brewed for the second time on my clawhammer setup but I’m having an issue with clogging. This time I used the plate chiller and recirculated back into the kettle like last time. I put the hose into the hop spider and put 1 oz of Azacca hops in at flame out (2 oz total in recipe). The hop spider started to overflow. Then I noticed the flow slowed down considerably and the recirculated wort was fairly cold but at a very slow rate. The cigar style strainer on the kettle clogged up.
So I’m not 100% but maybe just the over flowing hop spider caused it to clog. I guess next time I’ll just put the return hose into the kettle and not the strainer.
Also since I’ve never had a pump before I had it go through the pump then into the wort chiller. I assume this is the correct way and not into the chiller then through the pump. I think people gravity feed their plate chiller so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work like that but it didn’t sound right.
Any thoughts or tips? It’s not even like it was a super hoppy beer just a Azacca single hopped pale ale.