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Old 07-01-2008, 03:19 PM   #11
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If I use whole hops for flavor or aroma additions, I squeeze the heck out of the nylon sack to get every drop of wort out. It's not the wort I'm concerned about, it's all hop flavor and aroma that I suspect is concentrated in the wort that I squeeze out. It could be BS but in this hop situation, I feel better about it.
Same with me....I squeeze the heck out of my nylon paint strainer bag after I've poured the hot wort through it into my bucket.


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Ok cool... so it sounds like everyone has a slightly different opinion ranging from "don't bother" to "I squeeze the hell out of 'em".

I hear ya on the fine particles and that's a good point but it doesn't sound like it's a BAD idea for any other reasons.

Thanks for the opinions!

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Ok cool... so it sounds like everyone has a slightly different opinion ranging from "don't bother" to "I squeeze the hell out of 'em".

I hear ya on the fine particles and that's a good point but it doesn't sound like it's a BAD idea for any other reasons.

Thanks for the opinions!
Well, you know what they say, "Ask 10 homebrewers a simple question and you'll get 12 different answers."

My paint strainer back is such a fine mesh that I haven't noticed any hop particles...
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