[attachment=0]Hop Pellets Clog Blichman False Bottom2.JPG[/attachment]Good Morning Brewers !!
We were pumping 12 gallons of Belgian quad wort into the fermentor and the flow through the pump completely stopped. At first we thought the ball valve was plugged but were unable to clear it. Eventually we had to siphon the wort from the top of the brew kettle. Then we discovered that the false bottom was completely clogged by the pellet hops!!
This is the first time we had brewed with pellet hops and in this case it was only 2 ounces of the total of six ounces of hops. The other four were leaf hops.
Check out the attached photo and you’ll see the false bottom was completely plugged !!
If others have had this experience… please comment !