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Old 04-18-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Dry hopping with pellets.

Would it be better to use a hop sock for my pellets or just chunk them into my primary naked for the last two weeks of it's two week ferm? Should they settle to the bottom without issue after some time? I had a hell of a time getting my sock of whole hops out of the carboy last go round . Is there any issue with dry hopping in primary? Seems like I've heard of folks on here doing it without issue, but I want some reassurance.

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Old 04-18-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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Oops. I meant adding them the last week of the two week primary.

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Old 04-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #3
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I just tossed them in last time and had a a few issues transferring to the keg because the racking cane got clogged.

I did the same thing again yesterday, this time I've going to use a sanitized grain bag over the racking cane to filter the hops.

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Old 04-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #4
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I always just chuck 'em in, leaf or pellet. I haven't had any luck with using a bag over the racking cane, as it seems to clog, but I am pretty proficient at racking without clogging up my siphon when dryhopping. Much of the pellet hops debris drops to the bottom while some float a bit. I just start my siphon in the middle, and lower the racking cane as the level of the beer drops. It may take some practice, but it seems to work well for me!

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Old 04-18-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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I throw them nakey in the primary and then cold crash. They settle very well that way.

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Old 04-18-2011, 04:06 PM   #6
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+1 naked...

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I too just toss them in. I just racked a dryhopped IPA to bottle yesterday and had no hops at all in the bottling bucket, and that was about 4 oz of hop pellets!. All I do is wrap the end of my syphon with a small piece of a mesh bag.

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I too just toss them in. I just racked a dryhopped IPA to bottle yesterday and had no hops at all in the bottling bucket, and that was about 4 oz of hop pellets!. All I do is wrap the end of my syphon with a small piece of a mesh bag.
how do you keep the mesh bag on the end of the racking cane?
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:07 PM   #9
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I wrap my hop bag around the end of my siphon tubing that sits in the bottling bucket.

I toss the bag in sanitizer along with a rubberband while getting set up, then slide the bag on the tubing and wrap the top of the bag with the rubberband a few times. I leave the bag loose around the end of the tube, not tight against the end, to keep from clogging. If you have a lot of hops in the wort, make sure you leave enough bag free to catch all the gunk.

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:08 PM   #10
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I wrap my hop bag around the end of my siphon tubing that sits in the bottling bucket.

I toss the bag in sanitizer along with a rubberband while getting set up, then slide the bag on the tubing and wrap the top of the bag with the rubberband a few times. I leave the bag loose around the end of the tube, not tight against the end, to keep from clogging. If you have a lot of hops in the wort, make sure you leave enough bag free to catch all the gunk.
Rubberband, gotcha. Thats what I was wondering about. I was afraid to use one because I was imagining somehow the taste of rubber getting into my delicious beer.
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