BrauKon HopBack

Late hopping with cone hops

The easy-to-use HopBack guarantees consistent, effi cient extraction of valuable oils and aromas from cone hops in the hot area. BrauKon HopBack can be used during the wort boiling process as well as between the whirlpool and wort cooling processes.

Efficient aroma extraction

Valuable hop aromas are extracted from cone hops effi ciently and quickly thanks to special fl ow control. In addition, wort flows evenly through the cone layer without dead zones or bypass-flows. Leaf solids are retained by means of an integrated sieve thereby protecting the wort cooler from solid particles. In contrast to dosing in the whirlpool,all hop oil compounds can be transferred into the wort without evaporation losses.

Easy to fill and empty

A large access port allows for easy fi lling. Emptying the leached spent hops is also easy utilizing
either a slide into a mobile container or a fully automated discharge pump into the spent hops silo.

Flexible and efficient

BrauKon HopBack signifi cantly increases yield when compared with the hop dosing in the whirlpool. HopBack also acts as a depth filter when dosing additional pellets into the whirlpool. In contrast to dosing in the whirlpool, all of the hop oil compounds can be transferred into the wort without evaporation losses. BrauKon HopBack is highly fl exible: In addition to hops, HopBack is also suitable for alternative course-grained aroma sources such as herbs and coffee beans.

HopBack Pro – finest aroma

The use of the additional special agitator allows the hop cones to be quickly opened to allow the
aromas present in the leaf base to be extracted systematically and effi ciently. Thus, subtle flavors
can be obtained without isomerization and leave undesirable bitter compounds behind in the leaf
structure. Delicate aromas from the lupulin glands are released into the wort within a few minutes.
Due to the short extraction time, undesirable leaf content is hardly leached out, avoiding scratchy
bitterness. With BrauKon HopBack Pro subtler late-hopping aromas and reduced wort loss up to
30 % are possible. This is especially advantageous with large cone quantities and frequent use.

A user-friendly system for natural hops in the brewhouse or in the hot area

BrauKon HopBack

All facts at a glance

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    • Specially designed for cone hops
    • Efficient extraction of aromas
    • Flexible usage during the wort boiling process or between whirlpool and wort cooling process
    • Optimal transfer of essential hop oils into the wort
    • Defined perfusion of cone layer without dead flow zones or bypasses
    • Efficient and accelerated aroma extraction through specialized agitator possible
    • Fully automated capabilities including spent hops disposal
    • Inline cleaning possible
  • Procedure

    Filling

    BrauKon HopBack is filled with hops or other flavoring sources
    through a large access-port. A fully automated filling process is
    possible for larger quantities.

    Hops dosing

    In the HopBack, a special distributer guides hot wort through the
    cone layer. An integrated sieve retains solids from the cones. Optionally, a specialized agitator can be used for the quick, efficient
    and consistent extraction of cones. Because undesirable bitter
    compounds are largely left behind in the spent hops, harsh bitterness is avoided.

    Cleaning

    Following hops dosing, the leached hops are completely removed by a slide on the floor. The BrauKon HopBack is suitable for inline CIP cleaning with the wort channel.

  • Models

    Standard sizes (hop quantity):

    • 5 kg
    • 10 kg
    • 20 kg
    • 40 kg
    • 60 kg
    • 80 kg
    • 120 kg
    • 150 kg
    • 200 kg
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Benefits

  • Specially designed for cone hops
  • Efficient extraction of aromas
  • Flexible usage during the wort boiling process or between whirlpool and wort cooling process
  • Optimal transfer of essential hop oils into the wort
  • Defined perfusion of cone layer without dead flow zones or bypasses
  • Efficient and accelerated aroma extraction through specialized agitator possible
  • Fully automated capabilities including spent hops disposal
  • Inline cleaning possible

Filling

BrauKon HopBack is filled with hops or other flavoring sources
through a large access-port. A fully automated filling process is
possible for larger quantities.

Hops dosing

In the HopBack, a special distributer guides hot wort through the
cone layer. An integrated sieve retains solids from the cones. Optionally, a specialized agitator can be used for the quick, efficient
and consistent extraction of cones. Because undesirable bitter
compounds are largely left behind in the spent hops, harsh bitterness is avoided.

Cleaning

Following hops dosing, the leached hops are completely removed by a slide on the floor. The BrauKon HopBack is suitable for inline CIP cleaning with the wort channel.

Standard sizes (hop quantity):

  • 5 kg
  • 10 kg
  • 20 kg
  • 40 kg
  • 60 kg
  • 80 kg
  • 120 kg
  • 150 kg
  • 200 kg

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