Originally Posted by beerguy2009
Thats good to hear. I like using it since it makes brewing so much easier. I just wasn't sure if I was losing out on hop utilization because of it. The last batch I made I did not use it and it made transferring the wort harder since my siphon kept clogging up.
I wondered about this too, but after thinking about it for a while, I justify it thusly:
With any hops, leaf or pellet, your hop oils are going to be extracted from the plant material pretty darn quick in boiling wort, even if they're fairly close together in a bag. Hop cone leaves are really thin, and pellet shreds are even thinner.
Once that's happened, the hop oils are all throughout the boiling wort and are going to isomerize at the same rate as if you hadn't used a bag.
I'm just making this stuff up, but that's how I see it happening.
I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!
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