4C’s Cornie transfer with @skylarkbrew and shiney things from @homebrewbuilder

Yesterday evening  I Met up with Pete (aka @skylarkbrew) to put the 4c’s Co-brew into a cornie for Brommo’s backyard Beer fest. Things have felt a bit rushed for this brew, ideally it wanted to finish up for at least another week but we needed to cold crash it to get some dry hopping done, if it’s to be drunk on Sunday…

Again things didn’t quite go as planned, we used pellets to dry hop with, first time using pellets for me, Pete has used them before and they had always settled out, not this time! We were left pondering if we should have left them a bit longer another couple of days maybe ? We found out there were still some in suspension when the pump note changed and the flow suddenly stopped, we had foreseen there might be a few bits and were using a nylon bag to filter any that might find their way through the pump and up the tubes but  when we looked in the bag there were more than a few  and it took the Jetwash to back flow the pump and clear the hop blockage ! 

We changed tack at that point and tied the nylon bag to input end of the pipe….Varied success it needed regular cleaning…

So For next time it might be the pellet Hops go into the nylon bag with a bunch of marbles or a stainless steel weight just like I normally do with the Leaf…..

or if I have some spare cash, one of these nice  shiney stainless mesh cornie dry hoppers from the Homebrewbuilder…might find it’s way into my shed quarters….