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Old 07-27-2006, 04:50 AM   #11
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Thanks, guys! Helps a ton.

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The other little tidbit on dry-hopping and why it's not really necessary to do anything with them but toss them in (steaming is not required). The reason for dry hopping was because of the preservative nature of the hop flower to make the trip to India. It suppressed the beer from going bad on the journey.

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Old 07-27-2006, 04:55 AM   #13
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Very true, hadn't thought about that. Didn't THINK I needed to do much more than just toss them in, just wanted to confirm.

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Old 07-27-2006, 04:56 AM   #14
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They'll clog the plumbing if your not careful; even with the garbage disposal. I deliver this knowledge through experience .
I've always dumped spent hops and grains in the trash, but I'll remember to stay away from dumping them down the drain. Thanks for the tip. That begs a questions, though. I'm on a septic system, does anyone know if there's any danger in dumping an old yeast cake down the drain? Just wondering.
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I've read here that its good for a septic. How they know, I have no idea...

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I've read here that its good for a septic. How they know, I have no idea...
Maybe the yeast eats the poop. I don't know, I hope so.
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Maybe the yeast eats the poop. I don't know, I hope so.
As long as your septic ferment doesn't require a blow-off tube I think you're ok .
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Followup question: When you say 3 ozs of hops, do you mean pellets or whole leaf? If whole leaf hops, you can dry hop with huge amounts and not ruin the beer.
Thanks for your help guys.... yea they are pellets i think ill but 1oz of each 3 Varietys
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I'm on a septic system, does anyone know if there's any danger in dumping an old yeast cake down the drain? Just wondering.
Warning: If you do this, you'll suddenly find yourself with a back yard full of college kids wondering where all that Milwaukee's Best they're smelling is stashed at. Be prepared: have plenty of hacky-sack circles, a DJ and someone selling grilled cheese sandwiches.
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