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Old 02-13-2007, 02:32 AM   #1
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is there a good way of getting whole leaf hops in a glass carboy that has been racked over already? i wanted to dryhop a few days before bottling. last time i steamed the hops and added by hand to the carboy. any better suggestions welcomed and appreciated!

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Old 02-13-2007, 03:20 AM   #2
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I put mine in a clean plastic cup and used a folded over peice of printer paper as a makeshift funnel.

I didnt use a plastic funnel because to sanitize it means it would still be wet, and they would have stuck in the funnel and clogged it, but what I did worked really well actually.

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Old 02-13-2007, 03:28 AM   #3
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I put mine in a clean plastic cup and used a folded over peice of printer paper as a makeshift funnel.

I didnt use a plastic funnel because to sanitize it means it would still be wet, and they would have stuck in the funnel and clogged it, but what I did worked really well actually.
so you added them dry?
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:33 AM   #4
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No need to steam the hops. Hops have natural antiseptic properties and along with the alcohol present in the beer after primary fermentation, you run very little risk of infection.

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Old 02-13-2007, 03:49 AM   #5
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I just grab em dry and jam them in the mouth of the carboy. Like brewtopia said regarding hops. I make sure my hands are clean and that's about it.

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Old 02-13-2007, 05:16 AM   #6
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Big giant sanitized funnel and sanitized racking cane to push them thru the hole in the funnel if you tried to stuff too many in at once. Been there, done that

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If you use a funnel and a racking cane or another tool to shove it through, be sure to not gouge or scratch the sides of the funnel. I ruined a perfectly good funnel this way.

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Old 02-13-2007, 10:15 PM   #8
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I've done the paper funnel thing not so successfully. I think I'm going to buy a plastic funnel and then cut the end down so the opening is as wide as will fit in the carboy.

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I've never seen a hop cone that's bigger than a neck of a carboy.
Just dump them in.

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i just cut a corner off of a ziplock and used that as a funnel. got a bit messy, but got a nice amount of hops in there. looking forward to trying it in a few....thanks everyone for the great discussion..

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