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Old 09-11-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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I've got version 2.0 of my Hop Beatdown Double IPA ready to bottle. This is the second dryhopping spell for this batch (first one was right after primary, and included oak). In the past, I've tied a mesh bag around the end of my autosiphon in order to filter out as much as I could. But recently, I've heard talk around here about putting the filter bag on the end of the racking tube instead. Might this be superior? My main problem with my traditional method is that it seems to slow down the siphon after awhile, and I have to re-pump it...often resulting in aeration. Thoughts?

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I just place some very fine mesh screening over the spigot port on the inside of the bottling bucket...between that and my bottling wand, next to zero hop debris make it to the bottle and it doesn't really seem to clog up.

Filtering at the exit of the racking cane seems like a decent idea...

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How do you go about putting the mesh screen on the spigot port?

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Filtering at the exit of the racking cane could work with a couple rubber bands and a small muslin bag around the end of the cane, suspended in the bottling bucket, but still in the solution so as to avoid aeration.

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Filtering at the exit of the racking cane could work with a couple rubber bands and a small muslin bag around the end of the cane, suspended in the bottling bucket, but still in the solution so as to avoid aeration.
Sounds like a plan.

I've got maybe an ounce of EKG leaves and an ounce of Summit pellets in there. Whew. This should be interesting.
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I use the filter bag at the "entry" point of the racking cane.

Use a zip tie and keep the tip of the cane just off the trub bed and it shouldnt clog. Wrap it multiple times, loosely.

This was with a butt load of pellet hops and it strained fine and very clear.

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How do you go about putting the mesh screen on the spigot port?

my spigot protrudes into the bottling bucket. I cut the mesh larger than the port, place it over and hold it on with a rubber band (both sanitized)
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thought i would bump this to see if any new techniques have been used since 07. if not, i will use the one listed here. anything new?

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