BrauKon HopGun

Effective dry hopping in the cold area

“Dry hopping”, also referred to as “cold-hopping” in the business, is a procedure with which precious essential oils are released from the lupulin contained in the hops in beer. Dry hopping is performed after the brewing process in the cold area. At this point in time, the beer is finished but has yet to fully mature.

Efficient dissolving of aromas

BrauKon HopGun guarantees a consistent, efficient dissolving of the oils and aromas from hop pellets in the finished beer. The yield and taste stability are increased – and this is precisely what creative brewers wish to gain. Due to the fact that the entire beer comes into contact with the hops, a more homogenous infusion of the products with the hop constituents is achieved compared to conventional methods . When doing so, any large particles are separated from the products by a special pre-filtration candle.

Flexible and user-friendly

BrauKon HopGun is flexible to use, with the hop quantity, the hop dosing time and duration being freely selectable. Cleaning can be performed manually or with an external CIP system. BrauKon HopGun can be retrofitted at any time.

Defined increase in hop aromas in the finished beer

BrauKon HopGun

Alle facts at a glance

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    • Optimum infusion of essential hop oils into the finished beer
    • Increase in yield and taste stability
    • Defined increase in the hop aromas in the finished beer
    • Gentle dissolving of hop pellets in cold beer
    • Reduction in contact time
    • Freely selectable hop dosing time and duration
    • No CO₂ losses in green beer
    • No heat added through the omission of the mixer
    • Good removal of the extracted hop solids – no filtration problems
    • Cleaning possible with external CIP system
    • Can be retrofitted at any time
    • Reliable application
  • Procedure

    Filling

    The HopGun is filled with hop pellets through a large access port. The HopGun circulates the contents of the tank until the required degree of extraction is reached.

    Dry hopping

    The precious oils and flavours are released and the suspension is
    returned through a specially developed candle in the interior of the
    HopGun. Course particles are retained allowing only fine, easily
    extractable hop particles to reach the beer.

    Cleaning

    The system can be cleaned manually or with an external CIP system. Evacuation is performed with CO₂ or N₂, or with deaerated water.

  • Models

    Maximum pellet quantity:

    • 10kg
    • 25kg
    • 50kg
    • 100kg
    • 150kg
    • 200kg
  • Downloads

Benefits

  • Optimum infusion of essential hop oils into the finished beer
  • Increase in yield and taste stability
  • Defined increase in the hop aromas in the finished beer
  • Gentle dissolving of hop pellets in cold beer
  • Reduction in contact time
  • Freely selectable hop dosing time and duration
  • No CO₂ losses in green beer
  • No heat added through the omission of the mixer
  • Good removal of the extracted hop solids – no filtration problems
  • Cleaning possible with external CIP system
  • Can be retrofitted at any time
  • Reliable application

Filling

The HopGun is filled with hop pellets through a large access port. The HopGun circulates the contents of the tank until the required degree of extraction is reached.

Dry hopping

The precious oils and flavours are released and the suspension is
returned through a specially developed candle in the interior of the
HopGun. Course particles are retained allowing only fine, easily
extractable hop particles to reach the beer.

Cleaning

The system can be cleaned manually or with an external CIP system. Evacuation is performed with CO₂ or N₂, or with deaerated water.

Maximum pellet quantity:

  • 10kg
  • 25kg
  • 50kg
  • 100kg
  • 150kg
  • 200kg
Our customers have the following to say about the BrauKon HopGun

The only marinator you'll ever need. It's like mum's Tupperware but instead of hoisin sauce it's hops and instead of chicken wings it's beer. We love our HopGun.

Our HopGun is quite possibly my favourite thing in the brewery. It's super easy to use and yields incredible results. Our hoppy beers have never been better - or hoppier!

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