Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Hops in the primary.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
Humer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 22
Default Hops in the primary.

I made a Pliny the Elder clone last night an had a really hard time getting the 5 gallons for the primary. I had to use a rubber spatula with my strainer to get the last half gallon that I needed. While doing this the wort that I was straining had a greener tinge to it.

What can I do to help with that? Is that the way it is for most brews that people make that have a good amount of hops?

__________________
On tap or bottled:

American amber
Gumball head clone

On Deck:




Bulk Aging:

Port
Humer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
billl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,045
Liked 304 Times on 255 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Hops absorb water/wort. There is no way around that. The thing to do is compensate when you are building the recipe so that you still end up with a proper volume. eg scale everything up to 5.5 gallons. That way, when you lose some to the kettle hops and some to the dry hops, you still have 5 gallons to package.

__________________
billl is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
slakwhere
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 755
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

+1. i scale all recipes to 6 gal (or 12 in my case) so that i have plenty into the fermenters to account for loss, as well as trub loss from my keggle side drain to avoid trub.

__________________
slakwhere 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
Hops in Primary ScottWa General Techniques 1 07-21-2012 04:50 AM
How do I dry hops to my primary??? gtnutz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 02-24-2012 09:15 PM
Hops in the primary Svenhook Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 11-22-2011 10:50 PM
hops in primary rwabdu Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 02-19-2011 02:07 AM
Hops in Hef primary? Pez Extract Brewing 3 04-22-2008 01:02 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS