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Old 07-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hi all. I dry hopped my primary last night, I used marbles to which I thought was heavy enough to pull the hops down but it is floating on top. Any advise on weather I could rich my bag out and add more weight? All sanitised of course. I've used whole hops.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Are you using a carboy or a bucket? If everything was sanitized, it wouldn't be a problem to add more weight, but digging a hops bag with marbles out of a full carboy would be pretty tricky. Considering the amount of time it would probably take, you would be letting a lot of air in risking oxidation and/or infection.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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I'm using a bucket. I can lift out the bag gently I suppose

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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I'm not sure why you even want them on the bottom.

I would leave them where they are.

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You could do that if you wanted pretty easily then, but I, like Amanda, just let them float and I always get good results.

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I read that whole hops are better at the bottom and that hop pellets on the top?

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I read that whole hops are better at the bottom and that hop pellets on the top?
IDK where you read that at. It doesn't matter where the hops are. Some people argue that whole hops produce a better dry hop and are less vegetal than pellet hops, but I haven't noticed it in my own brewing.
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I just dump whole hops in the fermenter and let them float on top for dry hopping. No bag, no weights, no problem... :grin:

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+1 with GASoline71
But when I syphon the beer out I but a couple paint strainer bags over the suction of it. : )

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Maybe I'm reading too much into dry hopping. Ill just leave them be, sit back and have a home brew haha

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