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Old 04-02-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Pellet Hops on Muslin Bags

Any problem with putting pellet hops in muslin bags during boil? They can be a nuisance to get strain out when they are added without a bag. In most of the books pellets seem to be suggested as free additions while plug can be bagged.

I have done both, and I am starting to wonder if their is a loss in hops bitterness and flavor when they are in muslin. Or it could be in my head... either way I would be interested to hear some opinions.

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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i always use a bag. i want to make one of these soon:

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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You mean one of these?

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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Good lord man, you still haven't cleaned up the cut? If I fly to St Louis, will you let me recut that for you?

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I use pellet hops and haven't noticed any flavor/bitterness loss.

I use the reusable nylon bags and just tie the drawstring to my boil kettle handle. Pretty simple.

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You mean one of these?
video works for me...but yes, i mean one of those
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I have the parts to make one of those now, but I'm going to build mine with the large mouth side of the flange facing down.

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I use pellet hops and haven't noticed any flavor/bitterness loss.

I use the reusable nylon bags and just tie the drawstring to my boil kettle handle. Pretty simple.
I think the advantage is for late hops additions. I toss in hops at 20, 15, 10, 5 and 1 minute intervals.

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I think the advantage is for late hops additions. I toss in hops at 20, 15, 10, 5 and 1 minute intervals.
Your contraption would make all those additions easier--I just do a 60 & a 10 (usually) so I don't need anything fancy.
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Do you guys find that the large hop bag that BM posted works well in 5 gal batches? I just did my first test with it in my keggle and I don't know if it moved around a lot during the boil.

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