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Old 01-10-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
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I have read several different threads regarding dry hopping, in the secondary w/ and w/o a bag, and if in the bag weighed down or not. I was hoping for some feedback from people who have tried multiple techniques. this will be my first time dry hopping, and am looking forward to it. I have so far always used a secondary but from what i have been reading lately i was planning on leaving this ale in the primary. can i just open the lid, drop them in, and reseal, or should i use my secondary?

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i like to just pop open the primary and throw em in. I haven;t had any issues, just make sure active fermentation is complete. the only time i use a bag is with leaf hops, but thats cuz they just floated and stacked on top of each other when I did it before.

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did you have any issues with them clogging your syphon?

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I used to use a secondary, but now I dry hop in the primary. I only use a bag when using pellets - the time I didn't, I got tiny hop bits in every bottle. Whole leaf are easier to avoid when racking. I don't weigh them down - I figure if they are wet, Brownian motion will do the rest.

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did you have any issues with them clogging your syphon?

never. some people tie a muslin bag to the tip to help reduce that chance, but hasn't been an issue for me so i dont bother
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i am using pellets this time around, you mentioned that you do not weigh your bag down, is there an advantage either way?

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Some people think weighing the bag down keeps the hops "wetter" so you get better utilization. I'm not convinced, and it one more thing you have to find, sanitize and throw in the beer.

Either would work though!

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I was thinking to myself today about my fluid dynamics class, and how fluid disperses. If i put my pellet hops in a bag than i will potentially reduce the amount of liquid that is directly in contact with the hops. This i think will create a high "density" of hoppiness. i could be wrong but the more i think about it the hops should be free to float around. I fear that i am over thinking this but just wondering. Also if i do not use a bag can i just put a bag over the end of my auto-siphon the prevent the transfer of hop particles.

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I was thinking to myself today about my fluid dynamics class, and how fluid disperses. If i put my pellet hops in a bag than i will potentially reduce the amount of liquid that is directly in contact with the hops. This i think will create a high "density" of hoppiness. i could be wrong but the more i think about it the hops should be free to float around. I fear that i am over thinking this but just wondering. Also if i do not use a bag can i just put a bag over the end of my auto-siphon the prevent the transfer of hop particles.
I've had problems with putting a bag over the end of my siphon- that's the only time I've had problems siphoning because the covering kept clogging it up. Others have had good success, though.

The pellets will disintegrate, most will sink but some will stay suspended. What I like to do is gently put my siphon in, and start siphoning in the middle. That works great, and I gently lower the siphon as the level of the beer lowers, so that I'm between the trub and any floating hop debris. I'm pretty proficient with racking by now- I was a winemaker before brewing- but I think anybody can easily do it.
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