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Old 07-02-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Dry hopping in the bottle

Hi folks,
Anyone tried it?
Say, a hop pellet (or whole flower) in each bottle.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
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Not a good idea - the taste of beer with the hops still in it is bad.

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Old 07-02-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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I just listened to the Basic Brewing Radio where someone wrote in and said they tried it and it was horrible; a ton of sediment and they said it foamed like crazy too.

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Old 07-02-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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I've done it with a couple of cones of fuggle (into an english IPA) per bottle. It's not great. I tasted it after 2 weeks and it was really vegetably. By 6 weeks it was just so wrong it was ridiculous. It gushes like you would not believe. After mine gushed for about 1 min. there was only 1/2 the bottle left.

Don't do it, but if you do only do a couple of bottles and pour through some kind of strainer.

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Old 07-02-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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Wow.
Thanks for putting me right.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:54 PM   #6
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Wow.
Thanks for putting me right.
Cheers!
Do you have any hops pellets, extra, just laying around? To see what we're saying, go eat one.

Um, yeah, I did that. It smelled so good I thought it would taste really good. Kinda like vanilla extract smells so good I thought I should taste it (but I was about 5 years old in the vanilla extract incident). The hop pellet made me unable to taste a thing for about 2 days. That is NOT something you want to experience in a 12 ounce bottle of beer, plus it'll break up into sludge in the bottle.
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Wasn't there a thread where someone put a hop cone in the glass and then poured the beer over it and said it was delicious? You could do this.

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My thought has always been to serve with a hop cone, like a garnish. Much fresher without the gunk in a bottle. I can see how it might get a little grassy in the glass, but I guess thats the point if using this method.

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Old 07-02-2009, 10:06 PM   #9
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Hop cones tend to turn into wads of slime after a while. Just top a pint with a couple cones.

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I recently dry hopped an IIPA that was a bit too full in the carboy and it started making it's way up the airlock as the hops expanded, so I sucked about a half a pint out into a glass with a turkey baster to make room and figured I'd just drink it. I really wish I hadn't tasted it (it had quite a few hops in my "sample"). Kinda like Yooper said, it made any beer I drank that night taste bad.

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