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Old 01-13-2008, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default Hydrating (aroma) Hops Pellets (Do You?)

I decided to try a new techinque for maximizing my flavor / aroma hops by hydrating my pellets in cool water about 20 minutes prior to adding at their designated times.

I figured that pellet shops added at flame out spend a fair amount of time just hydrating and breaking down. So, why not get a jump on that process prior to adding them.

Any one els ever hydrate their hops (whole or pellet) prior to adding for aroma or flavor?

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Old 01-13-2008, 02:10 AM   #3
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You're fibbing, BM!

Don't lie.... that's your "Homebrew Metamucil," ain't it?

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Kinda off-topic, but that has to be one of the strangest-looking concoctions I've seen...if it weren't for the hop shortage, I'd dare you to stick a straw in it and have at.

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Old 01-13-2008, 03:59 AM   #5
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I rehydrate my Irish Moss.

I swear that looks like something Orfy would cook up for a Saturday evening BBQ. I bet he even has a recipe to go with that too!!

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:06 AM   #6
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All I'm seeing is one BierMuncher and two cups.

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:12 AM   #7
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Is that a "Power Shake"???

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:31 AM   #8
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That's just Orfy's Hops Pesto Sauce.

Actually, it kind of makes sence, but I'll wait to see how BM's turns out.

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Throw them in 15 seconds earlier

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Try it with boiling water and see how long it takes, compared to the cool water in your example.
Just one more thing to clean up, if you ask me.

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