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Old 09-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Dry hopping contamination concerns

Quick question for you guys. I have dry hopped with purchased pellets before and had no issues. This time around I will be using my home-grown hops.

I've dried them, vaccuum-sealed them and froze them for storage. Do I have to worry about any contamination issues adding these to the primary after fermentation? I didn't use any pesticides or chemicals either - just water.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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I think you'll be fine. The beer already has alcohol and the hops are naturally anti-microbial.

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I dry hop all the time with fresh hops and I've never had any problems so go for it!

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I've dry hopped with my hops and haven't had a problem.

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Good to hear! Thanks for the responses!

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