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Old 08-27-2007, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Floating Hop barrier repelling new hops

I am brewing route 66 IPA off of BYO's recipe base. 5 gallons. It calls for just shy of 6 ounces of cascade hops as well as another ounce of chinook(this is slightly simplified, but the amounts are correct. All pellets)

The wort was almost thick with hops, slightly sludge-like. There is now a 1/2 inch of hops residue floating on top.

A - this is the most hops I have ever used, does it sound right?

B - the last 2 ounces are for dry hopping. If I just drop the pellets in, they will not have a prayer of getting through all of the hops already floating on top. WTF! Is this how it is supposed to look?

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A. If that's what the recipe called for. I've used 11 ounces in a 5 gallon batch.
B. Rack it to a clearing tank using some cheesecloth to filter the old hops.

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I have brewed beers with as much as 18 ounces of hops in a 5 gallon batch with no problems. Yes it will be a bit thick.

The dry hops are added after fermentation, so the other hops should be long gone before you get to that point. That first 7 ounces of hops will be (or should be) left in the boil pot long before fermentation even starts.

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Do you filter it going into the primary?

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