Monday, 30 July 2012

Red Cow launches a Hop Rocket!

The award-winning Red Cow in Llwydcoed, situated on the outskirts of Aberdare and home to the Grey Trees Brewery will be launching their Diggers Gold beer through a hop rocket this Thursday, 2nd August. A hop rocket is an ingenious device which clamps to the bar and allows beer to be forced through a cyclinder of hops - the first hop rocket in Wales was recently shown at the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival where Tiny Rebel Brewery of Newport used it on their already hop-packed beers.
The first 'Hop-rocket night' at the Red Cow will fetaure American Cascade hops being featured in the hop rocket and Diggers Gold beer receiving the treatment. One for the tickers there I'm sure!

Red Cow, 6 Merthyr Road, Llwydcoed, Aberdare, CF44 0YE,

1 comment:

Erik Olsen - Viking Ales said...

I just wanted to chime in on the Hop Rocket. We recently used the Hop Rocket on a porter. We did 10 gallons with the Hop Rocket and 10 gallons without. The Hop Rocket did make a big different in flavor. The non-HR batch went into a Bourbon Barrel and the HR batch is in kegs now.

We also had good luck using the Hop Rocket as a Randall in the keezer, again with a side-by side-comparison of the same batch with and without. So, you can get the randall hop-fresh experience on your home kegerator

Setting up the Hop Rocket as a randall in the kegerator or keezer properly to avoid spilling was not as easy as we expected, so we posted and article that shows how to setup ball valves and quick disconnects. Your readers might be interested in that setup as well!


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