Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Dry hopping tea with pellets?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
knipknup
Bloody John Roberts
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
knipknup's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Behind the Zion Curtain
Posts: 886
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default Dry hopping tea with pellets?

I have dry hopped by putting pellets in the secondary but was thinking of doing a hop tea for more affect. However, I don't have whole leaf, just pellets. Has anyone done a hop tea with pellets or is it even worth it?

What temp and how much water should I use to hop 1oz?

Thanks.

__________________

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!

knipknup is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
Raffie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 290
Default

Dry hoping beer with tea or dry hoping tea with hop pellets?

__________________
Raffie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

Extraction of hop aroma is a balance between temperature and time. The oils extracted and retained during dry hopping differ from the range extracted by heating. Also, the alcohol in the brew will extract components that using water won't. If you boil hops for a tea, the results will be more like adding the hops to the wort, than dry hopping. So, a five minute boil would be like increasing your aroma hop add.

The hop oil I have is made by steeping hops in 50% alcohol at room temperature. This is a commercial product, but I know the person who makes it. You could try it using a vodka with very little flavor.

And as always, post the results.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
knipknup
Bloody John Roberts
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
knipknup's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Behind the Zion Curtain
Posts: 886
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Sounds good for a different experiment that I'll try soon, but for this recipe, I'll just dump the pellets into the secondary and rack on top.

Thanks.

__________________

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!

knipknup is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
MgMt_Home_Brew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 636
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Did anyone ever soak their hops in Vodka at room temp? I have never dry hopped before and a few of my friends are looking at doing it. They are going to be using leaf hops and they are trying to figure out the best way to do it.

Hop Tea .... leaf Hops in a secondary.... or now hops in vodka?

I understand that with the hop tea you don't want to boil the hops because that will add more bitterness but what about a warm steap? I feel like that wouldn't be the same as just throwing them into the secondary but then again I have no experience with it.

__________________
I once read about the dangers of drinking, I have since stopped reading. - Unknown

MgMt_Home_Brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dry hopping with pellets dyetube Extract Brewing 20 01-09-2011 12:54 PM
Dry hopping with pellets avshockey311 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 09-17-2009 03:25 PM
dry hopping with pellets slomo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 04-28-2009 02:14 AM
dry hopping with pellets? celtic_dude Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-18-2009 12:54 PM
Dry Hopping with Pellets in a Keg RLinNH General Techniques 2 05-29-2008 12:23 PM