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Old 12-12-2005, 01:19 PM   #11
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No, you said above that you just adjust for the amount of water absorbed by the hops...I'm fixing to do a full boil for the first time, and I'd like to know about how much water I'll lose per ounce of hops.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:29 PM   #12
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When I use whole hops, I usually squeeze the excess wort out of the bag. I've never noticed undesirable flavors from it.

But that doesn't make it right...

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Old 12-12-2005, 04:25 PM   #13
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if youre doing a full boil you don't really need to worry about hop absorption, however if you need to top it off you might as well 'sparge' them with chilled preboiled water. if your not doing a fulll boil, and have to add water anyways, you should 'sparge' the hops in a strainer, it won't dilute the wort because your adding water already, just gets more hoppy goodness out of it. i place a strainer over my fermenter and collect the hops in there, then rinse them. i usually give it a slight squeeze, and i don't think it does anything to harm it. i don't know of anything in the hops you don't want in there ya know. i even do this when using pellets, whatever gets collected in the strainer gets 'sparged'.

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Old 12-12-2005, 06:31 PM   #14
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No, you said above that you just adjust for the amount of water absorbed by the hops...I'm fixing to do a full boil for the first time, and I'd like to know about how much water I'll lose per ounce of hops.

LOL...I thought you were messing with me!
....every pot is different. I use a keg to boil in with the hop stopper, and I lose about 4 pints in every boil, so in Promash I adjust that amount so I can be sure to get close to 5.5-6 gallons finished product. I didn't know what to adjust for until I actually did a real boil with it. Now I have the approximate right amount to add into promash.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:40 PM   #15
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LOL...I thought you were messing with me!
....every pot is different. I use a keg to boil in with the hop stopper, and I lose about 4 pints in every boil, so in Promash I adjust that amount so I can be sure to get close to 5.5-6 gallons finished product. I didn't know what to adjust for until I actually did a real boil with it. Now I have the approximate right amount to add into promash.
Thanks, I knew you were using a keg w/ hop stopper, and I just ordered a keggle, and am gonna order a hop stopper as soon as Dennis get back to me, so I figured you'd have the answer. So about 1/2 gallon loss for hops and trub. Thanks again.
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