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Old 05-13-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Bang carboy for better dry hop aroma?

I noticed that when one dry hops with pellet hops, most of the hops reside on top of the beer in the carboy. I figured the final product would have a better aroma if I could submerge the hops in the beer instead of having them float on top...thus I would gently hit the side of the carboy which disturbed the hops floating on the top. The majority of them sunk to the bottom. Does any of you guys do this in order to obtain a better dry hopping efficiency so to speak? Thoughts?

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Old 05-13-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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I tried to bang a carboy once.

My junk got stuck.

I'll never try that again.







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Old 05-13-2008, 09:11 PM   #3
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Good call...never again will bang a carboy either...

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Old 05-13-2008, 09:15 PM   #4
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I tried to bang a carboy once.

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I'll never try that again.








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LOL at the replies.. Good stuff.


I just recently tried out dry-hopping w/pellets and using no bag. The pellets sat on top as you described so I just gently rocked the carboy a few times to help them sink. I did this every couple days for the first week and nearly all of them sank. A few days after that I bottled and used a hop bag over my auto-siphon and I didn't notice any hop material going into the bottles.

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Old 05-13-2008, 10:27 PM   #6
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Homey don't play dat game...

I always give my carboys or buckets a daily gentle rocking back and forth. The hops will cascade down through the beer and slowly over time, make their way back to the top.

Eventually, they'll stop floating back to the top as they get water-logged.
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sanitize some glass marbles or stainless steel ball bearings to since your hop bag/sock far enough that it floats under the surface.

that and a very gentle swirl of the carboy should help extract more hoppy goodness.

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"Carboy."

Not "Poolboy."
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