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guldalian 09-30-2012 04:37 AM

Removing hop bags
For those of you who use nylon hop bags in the boil, do you remove them immediately at flame out or not until the wort has cooled to pitching temp?

Aaron 09-30-2012 04:45 AM

When to remove a hop bag
I remove my hop bag a minute before I turn off the burner and squeeze the wort out of the bag by pushing the bag against the side of the kettle with my brewing spoon. Doing it a little before you cool it off will disinfect any nasties that I may have introduced with my spoon.

hnsfeigel 09-30-2012 04:45 AM

I pull mine, but due to my setup, it would be a pain to chill with the bag in. Still trying to find a good way to get my IC into the boil for 10 with a strainer bag stretched around the rim of the pot. :/

hillybilly 09-30-2012 04:47 AM

I leave mine in until cool

guldalian 09-30-2012 04:57 AM

Has anyone done both and noticed a difference in bitterness/flavor/aroma?

squeekybobo 09-30-2012 05:00 AM

Really depends on what I'm brewing. If its a hop forward type of IPA or pale, i will leave it in while cooling. It it's not a hop forward type of brew, I take it out at flame out. I use a hop spider for the pellet/leaf hops, fwiw.

Brulosopher 09-30-2012 05:08 AM

S chilled and ready to transfer to fermenter

Brulosopher 09-30-2012 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by Brulosopher
S chilled and ready to transfer to fermenter

Huh?! I leave it in until it is...

bobbrews 10-02-2012 01:38 PM

I leave the hop bag in during the duration of my slow chill, let it hang drip, maybe squeeze it a tiny bit, and then remove/discard it prior to aerating and pitching the yeast.

AnOldUR 10-02-2012 01:53 PM

Toss them in loose. Rack from above them after chill and whirlpool.

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