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Old 07-07-2006, 03:44 AM   #11
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Maybe it depends on the type of hops? I know my fuggles didn't all stay on top, alot were down on the bottom too.

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Old 07-07-2006, 03:57 AM   #12
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Are pellets not good for dry hopping... seems far to easy... your not a "real" brewer unless you make things terribly difficult for yourself
i used to use pellets exclusively. But after some experimenting, i found that whole hops do have a better aroma (or at least a more potent one). I wouldnt say they are terribly difficult, just more of a pain in my ass, But worth it.

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Old 07-07-2006, 04:12 AM   #13
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I refuse to believe that the40-50 percent of hops that is not touching the beer contribute anything to the aroma, so i want mine to sink!
I agree. I use a large hop bag (sanitized) and stuff it into the neck of the carboy, then fold the top of the bag over the outside of carboy neck. I use a plastic milk jug, cut in half, sanitized in iodopher, as a funnel. I drop the whole leaf hops into the funnel and push them home with a sanitized chopstick. Next I add about a dozen or so sanitized glass marbles (from arts & craft store) for ballast. Lastly, I tie the drawstring in a slip knot and drop it in. With a little finesse I can get the bag open after transfer and blast the hops out of the carboy with the garden hose.
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Old 07-07-2006, 04:29 PM   #14
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Pellets would no doubt make this easier. I think some just prefer the whole hops over pellets. Not sure why I choose the more difficult whole hops just like them rather than the pellets which remind me of hamster pellets.

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You could use a bucket for scondary on any beers that you want to dry hop with whole hops. It would be a snap to remove the hop bags.

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I am so used to glass. I sorda feel that its better for the quality and taste of the beer to atleast use glass for secondary. I agree, a bucket would be easier yet so would using pellets.

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