BrauKon HopBack


Late hopping with cone hops

Late hopping with cone hops

BrauKon HopBack

The easy-to-use HopBack guarantees consistent, efficient 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 efficiently and quickly thanks to special flow 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 significantly 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 flexible: In addition to hops, HopBack is also suitable for alternative course-grained aroma sources such as herbs and coffee beans.

  • Easy handling of hop cones in the brewhouse
  • Fully automatic operation including discharge of hop spent grains possible
  • Savings on hops due to high extraction yields
  • Excellent aroma profile due to defined flow through

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 efficiently. 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.


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