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Old 11-06-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Leaf hops in fermenter

Brewed an Amber, used 1 oz Goldings leaf Hops 5% aa at 30 min (other hop pellet additions at 60, 15, flame out). I ran out of cheese cloth or any other filter for that matter and my siphon kept getting clogged so I just dumped the beer in the fermenter with the leaf hops still in the beer. I feel the answer to this question is RDWHAHB, but will there be any strange flavors because of this?

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry so much about the hops in the fermenter as the hot and cold break you probably poured in with them- a little break material is necessary for the yeast but all of it from the boil is too much and may lead to clarity problems- I'd also assume that you are eventually gonna have the same problem again when you try to rack the beer to the secondary/keg/bottling bucket

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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yah I am going to buy some more filters though when I rack to secondary...

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Don't worry about the break material man...it'll become yeast nutrients plus it'll flocculate out with time and temp (ie cold crash it) the same thing will happen with the hops.....so I wouldn't worry about a filter for racking....just don't get greedy and suck it all up.

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Ya, don't worry. Just enjoying a fantastic ESB where I used mostly leaf and just hucked it all in the primary. Little tricky transferring it to second due to all the crud, but it all went well and tastes great.

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Don't worry about the break material man...it'll become yeast nutrients plus it'll flocculate out with time and temp (ie cold crash it) the same thing will happen with the hops.....so I wouldn't worry about a filter for racking....just don't get greedy and suck it all up.

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I don't know where the idea that hops are bad for beer came from but they are not. Hops are GOOD FOR BEER.

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I rarely strain anymore, unless I'm using a ton of leaf hops that will take up too much room in my fermenter. My beers are crystal clear, and I'm happy with them. I usually just dump all of the wort in primary. All of the hops and break material falls out with the flocculated yeast as trub anyway.

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:21 PM   #9
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Cool I figured the answer was RDWHAHB, sorry for wasting yall's time...

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Cool I figured the answer was RDWHAHB, sorry for wasting yall's time...
Nah, never a waste if it's in the interest of better beer!
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