Pellets Late Hopping

HopBack Pellet 


Late hopping with pellets - hop aromatization between whirlpool and wort cooler



  • Huge reduction in wort losses compared to whirlpool hopping
  • Efficient aroma extraction
  • Aromatization of partial and test batches possible
  • Simply implemented to optimize brewhouse hop aroma


HopBack Pellet Late Hopping with Pellets Hoparoma

Integration of the HopBack Pellet can into the wort cooling line between the whirlpool and wort cooler


Complements hop additions during the boil

  • In conjunction with the HopfenGabe during the boil, hop additions in the whirlpool create a more intense hop aroma.
  • Harmoniously complements bitterness with aromatic notes.

Ideal combination with dry hopping

  • Dry hopping accentuates the most volatile hop aromas most easily perceived by scent.
  • Whirlpool hopping can create a balance between hop aroma and dry hopping.
  • This way, perception of hop aroma in the nose and mouth can be harmonized.

Reduction in wort losses

  • The increase in volume of the hop pellets added to the whirlpool account for a considerable amount of wort loss.
  • Simultaneously, the amount of hops that can be added to the whirlpool while still allowing for separation of solids is limited.
  • The HopBack Pellet solves both problems.
  • Hop trub pending wort losses can be reduced by up to 80% while maintaining maximum variability in the amount of hops used and without affecting solids-separation.
  • Wort losses can be reduced significant!

Intensive extraction

  • Aroma extraction is achieved more intensely in the HopBack Pellet than in the whirlpool thanks to optimized flow through the pellets.
  • Defined aroma recovery
  • Alpha-acids are also washed out along with the hop oils.
  • Due to the immediate cooling of the wort after   leaving the HopBack Pellet, significantly less iso-alpha-acids are created compared to whirlpool hop additions, creating delicate aromas without harsh bitterness.
  • Aroma volatiles do not evaporate due to closed system.

Flexible use

  • HopBack Pellet can also be used for orange peel, coriander, or other aromatic flavorings.
  • Complete solid particle retention
  • Because of the filtering of solid hop particles in the HopBack Pellet, no solids find their way into the wort cooler.
  • Positive impact on heat transfer as well as the   reduction in wort cooler CIP downtime
  • Wort after HopBack Pellet can can be returned to Whirlpool to achieve higher isomerization. Hop solids are retained and reduce trub load in Whirlpool.

Standard sizes

  • 10 kg (20lbs) - 100 kg (220lbs)

Filling with Hop Pellets

Hop-suspension in the intake

Filtrate flow of the aromatized wort

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