Q: If wanting tonuse a pump to cycle wort through, what all is recommended for use. I usually do gravity flows but new space restrictions would require a pump.
A: the rocket comes with 1/2' male NPTend pieces to connect to fittings and tubing to connect to the pumps outlet flow to pass wort through the filter housing
Q: What size fitting would I need to purchase with this unit to connect it to silicone tubing? Not looking for the barb side size just the diameter and threads pitch of the housing.
A: the thread used on these units is 1/2" NPT for the fitting needed to connect to the male threads
Q: Sorry, I should have been more specific. It doesn't seem like the T-handle does anything when I put it behind the nut. It just seems like it presses against the nut, but the nut stays in place and doesn't turn. Am I doing something wrong? The instructions aren't helpful and I can't find any videos that show the T-handle/nut combination in action.
this video can be found on youtube showing the use of the Hop rocket This was prior to the addition of the lock nut, which can also be removed from the thread and just use the thandle in its place
Q: When I'm tightening the clamp at the bottom, there is a nut on the threads and the T-handle. Do I replace the nut with the T-handle? Put the T-handle behind the nut?
A: correct, the Thandle is used to adjust the clamp once the nut is in place on the thread