flip wrote:Centennial and Amarillo. Mmmmm... 2 of my favorite classic hops.
Funny...only a few years ago these were the new, hyped, somewhat hard-to-get hops. IMO some of the "classics" are still some of the best hops...including Cascade. Azacca and Mosaic are pretty amazing from the new varieties. I'm rarely a fan of Citra. I like the way they smell, but not the flavor (usually).
flip wrote:I have to put a big filter around my dip tube though, and even still get some clogs if I use too many pellets. I've switched to whole leaf for most of my hops now due to this issue.
I've found free floating hops to be a huge PITA--especially with pellets. I use a plate chiller, so I have to filter them out somehow. I've tried a bunch of solutions and have yet to find one that works perfectly. Worth the PITA for a hoppy beer, though.
I've used 95% whole hops since I started brewing, so that has helped. I really want to switch to pellets though, for storage space efficiency and better overall availability. I need a good filtration solution first.
What type of filter do you use?