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Old 02-03-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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Hi guys looking for a little help - I am going to brew my second batch of beer this weekend and I have one question on the recipe. The kit calls for adding some aroma hops in the last minute of the boil. The question is, do I leave it in for only the last minute of the boil and then take it out with all the other hops in their mesh bags? Or do I leave it in while I chill the wort as well? I appreciate all the help. I am a first time poster, but long time lurker.

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Old 02-03-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
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I leave them in while its chilling, at least for part of the chill. I know some people kill the heat and let it steep for a bit before starting the chill. I've found that the hops in the sack retain quite a bit of heat which affects how fast I can chill my batch. I prefer to not use a hop sack because of this.

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Old 02-03-2012, 02:33 AM   #3
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I just throw 'em in, let 'em steep while I cool it down and then strain it out as I add to the fermenter.

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Old 02-03-2012, 04:51 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! That really helps out

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Old 02-03-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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Never used a mesh bag for hops. Just huck 'em in (pellets or whole) and strain 'em out when going in to the primary.

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