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Old 02-10-2014, 07:48 PM   #11
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Just wanted to tack onto this in case anyone comes across it. I racked to the bottling bucket using with the bag over my siphon. It worked horribly at first. The siphon could not hold pressure and I kept getting all kinds of air. Suspecting that the bag was causing too much loss of volume through the siphon, I inspected the end. Remember that this IPA had all kinds of dry hop gunk in the secondary. I have two different kinds of nylon bags from Midwest and Morebeer. The one from Midwest seems to be significantly finer and it did seem to be clogging enough that the siphon couldn’t maintain pressure. I switched to the slightly more porous bag and it worked great! Just something to keep in mind.
On a side note, I chilled and cracked a beer a few days ago (after 1 week priming) and it is fantastic. It was from the Ferocious IPA kit from Midwest. What a great beer.


Primary 1- Air
Secondary 1- Air
Secondary 2- Ferocious IPA
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:01 PM   #12
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Dry hopping in a carboy, as the OP did, and using bags is a bad idea. Pulling a swollen bag through the skinny opening is a PITA. Just toss them in. Use the proper size carboy, so you can fill it up to the neck so that the hops have no place to float. Cold crash after a few days and they will drop.

In this picture there's only about 2 1/2 ounces of hops, but you can see how well they've settled to the bottom.

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