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Old 05-17-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Hi all.
I just brewed an IPA last night and after two weeks the recipe calls to add 2 oz of Dry Hop which I have. My question is risk of contamination. Is the risk high? Is there a way to kill any bacteria before I put into secondary with the brew?

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hops are naturally antibiotic. No worries, just toss them in with or without a bag.

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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No risk. By the time your dry hopping you've created alcohol. Plus hops are a natural antiseptic. If it were a huge risk, do you think commercial breweries would do it and risk loosing hundreds-thousands of barrels?

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thanks guys. I guess that would be common sense. I figured Hops are naturally that way. I will put it in a tea bag to keep the beer cleaner though

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