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Old 11-29-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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I dry hoped my American Pale Ale a week ago using hop pellets. I want to bottle but the hops have broken up and are floating on the surface completly covering it. Should I mix up the beer in hopes the hops fall to the bottom or just wait to see if they will fall on their own? I need to bottle soon so it will be done by my Christmas party. My concern is getting sediment into my bottles. Also has anyone tired putting a filter(coffee filter or pantyhose) on the end of the racking cane?

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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Don't put it(pantyhose or fine mesh grain bag) on the input end of the racking cane. Place it on the output end that goes in the bottling bucket. Also don't pull it up tight to the hose end as this will just clog up shortly into the process. Fasten the top of your strainer bag to the hose letting the excess lay in the bottling bucket. That way it won't clog the hose and when you are done any particles that got sucked in will be trapped in the grain/hop bag.

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
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I use a sanitized grain bag at the end of siphon, works like a charm, remember to sanitize.

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Old 11-29-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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Yeah, pellets suck.

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Old 11-29-2010, 06:03 PM   #5
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I don't have any problems dry hopping with pellets. There are two things you can do that I can think of right now. 1. cold crash the beer and the pellets should fall out. 2. Gently swirl the carboy every hour or so and it should fall out in 24-48 hours. I have done both and it has worked for me. Generally speaking though, if I wait 10-14 days I don't have this problem. Personally, I would not want to strain at this point in the process because it could add oxygen. I've never done it, but that would be my concern.

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #6
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what do you guys prefer to sanitize the nylon, boil it for an hour, just put in starsan or both?

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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i found that good siphoning into a secondary fermenter can get rid of 95% of the dry hops then when you siphon again it will be prettymuch hops free

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what do you guys prefer to sanitize the nylon, boil it for an hour, just put in starsan or both?
Boiling it for 5 minutes ought to do it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:52 PM   #9
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i found that good siphoning into a secondary fermenter can get rid of 95% of the dry hops then when you siphon again it will be prettymuch hops free
Its already in the secondary. I would transfering it to the bottling bucket. Would straining the beer niw introduce to much O2 into the beer(like RJwhite suggested) or would I be ok to do it at this point?
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straining the beer won't add O2 to the beer because the bag and the hose are submerged just like you would normally do when siphoning to a secondary or bottling bucket.

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