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Brewtus 12-15-2005 10:44 PM

Dry hopping - whole or pellet
I'm planning to dry hop my next batch. What works best? Whole or pellets? If using whole do you bag them? Certainly would want to bag pellets... I've heard whole have better aroma from less processing but will absorb some beer. I'm planning to put them in the secondary.

El Pistolero 12-15-2005 10:49 PM

Use whole hops for dry hopping...don't bag them, just toss em in. Yes they'll absorb a little beer, but you won't have that nasty pellet residue to worry about.

Tony 12-15-2005 10:58 PM

Same here, whole only.

Genghis77 12-15-2005 11:02 PM

Dry Hopping
Whole hops really excel in dry hopping. Nothing like the aroma of whole hops. Elsewhere, pellets are about the same. I don't bag for dry, but bagging is a bit neater.

DeRoux's Broux 12-15-2005 11:22 PM

whole hops for sure. and don't use a hop bag. you don't get the surface area exposed like when you just toss 'em in secondary. mmmmm......hops........

Baron von BeeGee 12-16-2005 12:12 AM

I like whole, too. Shove 'em in and they'll eventually get saturated. It seems to work well when you siphon to tie one a mesh hop bag to the end of your cane; otherwise, I always wind up with problems with the hops clogging up my cane.

joutlaw 12-16-2005 02:07 AM

I ordered some of those hop tablet things from AHB, they have a generic and then cascades. I got 4 just to dry in my next 4 batches.

Here's a link


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