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Old 03-31-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default cold crash? hop screen. help

Ok so I forgot to put my steel wool under my pick up tube before the boil.

What are my options besides being carefully when I rack to 2ndary or bottling bucket.....

Does cold crashing bring all the hop junk to the bottom?

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Old 04-01-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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You should siphon this batch. Time will let the trub/excess hops fall out. Use a siphon and go from top of the beer down keeping the wand off the bottom and out of the leftover hops. Also when you rack to secondary you can put a hop bag around the end of the siphon tip (going into secondary) that will catch most of the hops that you do pick up.

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Yeah alot settles already. Ill siphon from the top. And use the hop bag. Ill rack to a secondary just to try to loose some more of the crap.

Im just bummed I already ended up alot less then I wanted ill loose alot more due to racking over it

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It happens... I did the same thing on my RyiIPA. With about 1.25lbs of hops i only got about 4 gallons out of a 7 gallon boil. I now use a lobster screen inside my kettle that dosent let the hops get sucked out. My girlfriend gave me the idea and it worked like a charm!

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Cool beer in fridge and use gelatin for a few days. Will clear up just fine

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I told my self last night id prob forget it. I just used my keggle to heat sparge for the first time. Instead of my 20qt. Pot. I need to attach a permanent screen and get my losses figured out. I think I loose about 1.5gl per hr boil

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Cool beer in fridge and use gelatin for a few days. Will clear up just fine
Im not that worry about clarity just hop junk in the finish product
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