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Old 04-08-2013, 03:11 AM   #1
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Default Sinking a muslin bag for dry hopping.

I was wondering what some people use to sink the hops during dry hopping? I read something that said use steel ball bearings. I tried this and the bearings came out looking tarnished like the coating had been eaten off. I'm not sure if this beer is still worth drinking. Would like some advise from someone who has maybe been thru this situation. Haven't tried it yet and I'm kinda scared to. Advise please?

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:12 AM   #2
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Marbles soaked in starsan first.

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:17 AM   #3
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Marbles work great. I also use a string that is looped around the inverted dip tube and just pull the hops down and tie it off.

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nothing betta than marbles,,,,cuz those steel ball bearings will rust

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When dry hopping, I've never put anything in a hop bag but hops. I only use a bag when using pellets. If using whole hops... no bag... I just huck them in right on top and let 'em float.

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When dry hopping, I've never put anything in a hop bag but hops. I only use a bag when using pellets. If using whole hops... no bag... I just huck them in right on top and let 'em float.

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+1. Why bother trying to weigh down the bag? So what if it mostly floats? It's not like the hops aren't in contact with beer.
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i use a coffee mug-... alot easier than marbles

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Stainless steel bolts-big ones!

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Stainless steel bolts and washers. Whatever is left from my "create-a-bolt" from which I got mash tun stainless steel washers.

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