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Old 11-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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Interesting read here: http://inhoppursuit.blogspot.com/201...ters-holy.html
Most notable for me was:
* A 10 member sensory panel evaluated the intensity of dry hop aroma from Cascade pellets and whole cones and concluded that the pellets provided more intense aroma.

* Beer samples dry hopped for one day had significantly more aroma than beer dry hopped for 7 days.

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #12
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What the hell, drop em in.
Absolutely agree.

That's not enough time to impart any off-flavors (vegetal) and there's substantial evidence that you could get some good hop aroma out of it. Why not?
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #13
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Interesting read here: http://inhoppursuit.blogspot.com/201...ters-holy.html
Most notable for me was:
* A 10 member sensory panel evaluated the intensity of dry hop aroma from Cascade pellets and whole cones and concluded that the pellets provided more intense aroma.

* Beer samples dry hopped for one day had significantly more aroma than beer dry hopped for 7 days.
Nice...that was the other study I was talking about
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #14
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If you use pellet hops and don't leave them for sufficient time they will not have settled out. Not a problem, they might not all settle out in a week anyway so you use a filter on the inlet of your racking cane or autosiphon. I wrap a paint strainer bag around my autosiphon and hold it in place with a rubber band. It works much better than depending on the hop pieces settling.

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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I worry about sanitizing the rubber band enough with sanitizer. Seems to me they are a bit porous to sit right in your beer as your siphoning beer around/by it. Do you boil it first?

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I worry about sanitizing the rubber band enough with sanitizer. Seems to me they are a bit porous to sit right in your beer as your siphoning beer around/by it. Do you boil it first?
I simply dipped the rubber band in a Starsan solution but the bag I used was so large that the rubber band was above the beer level anyway. It happened to be the bag I had on hand so it wasn't really planned that way but I wanted a large filter area so the bag wouldn't plug before I was done siphoning.
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