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Old 01-25-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys. New to brewing. My instructions state out the hops in a mesh bag. I bought pellets instead if leaves. Do I sti need to put the pellets in a mesh bag?

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Old 01-25-2014, 07:55 PM   #2
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Yes, but it won't hurt the beer either way. It just makes it easier to get the gunk out of the wort/beer.

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Old 01-25-2014, 07:59 PM   #3
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I don't. I dump pellets right into the boil based on the hop schedule. ...but I guess you could.

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Old 01-25-2014, 08:18 PM   #5
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Clever contraption jjelhindi

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I used muslin hop sacks the first couple years. They do make for easier cleaning/pouring chilled wort into the frmenter. but I got a large dual layer,fine mesh strainer form Midwest (NB has the same on),so now I just dump the pellets in the boil. I think adding pellet hops loose in the boil gives them a bit more edge. But whole leaf hops will still go in a muslin grain bag. Too much bulky mess for the strainer.

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Hops really dont need to be bagged at all. I actually throw the pellets into the boil loose and then pour my cooled wort into the fermenter through a 5 gallon paint strainer. Works great for me, probably would work equally well with whole hops.

I hear you get better utilization without the bags as you get better wort flow over/around the hops. Its all your choice. Pellets can clog plate chillers though.

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I use a 5 gallon paint strainer bag. When it comes time for a hop addition I dump them in the bag and swirl it around. I keep it clipped to the edge of the kettle. I is loose enough that the wort gets to all the hops.

When the boil is done I suspend the bag in a colander on top of the pot. I squeeze out as much wort as possible.

This is so much easier than straining afterward. And I don't lose too much beer in the trub.

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+1 to this method ^

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I loose virtually nothing in my dual layer fine mesh strainer. After pouring the wort through it,the hop & floury grain trub stay behind. I then sanitize my long Cooper's spoon & fold the remains over & over in the strainer to allow the liquid to run out. I wind up with a very thick paste all said & done. No more than 1C worth. I average about 3/8" of trub & yeast by bottling day.

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