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Old 12-22-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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using hop pellets without making a mess of your brew? Super tight threaded bag right? Any other ways to do it without getting a bunch of particulate floating around?

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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You could make a hop tea, let it sit/cool for a day or 2 covered up. The particulates will settle and then pour/siphon carefully to minimize sediment transfer. Iv also heard that 300 micron nylon filter bags are good for this too. I use whole hops, so not much first hand knowledge of this though...

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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How do you dry hop?
Toss em' in loose. Wait a few days. Cold crash a few more days. Rack from above the dropped crud.

But that's just me.







Is crud a beer term?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
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I always just toss them in, pellets or whole leaf, no bags. But I also cold crash the fermenter for a couple days at near freezing temps. This will send all the hop material to the bottom and condense the trub leaving your beer very clear. Then, if you need, you can wrap a sanitized hop bag on your racking cane for additional filtering but I rarely need this step. Just rack your way down staying above the trub. Dry hopping works better the more hops are in contact with the beer, but a lot of brewers do put hops in a bag. Personal preference.

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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I usually just toss them in and use a hop bag over the racking cane,I've also had good luck putting hops in a bag with some sanitized marbles so that the hops sink to the bottom.

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i just toss the pellets in the fermenter loose.

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, with an ounce of whole hops, into keg. I add them right before the keg goes into the brew fridge to chill and carbonate (for 2+ weeks). GREAT hop flavor/aroma from the dry hopping for the entire keg that way. Plus, cleanup is stupid easy.

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So you just add them and leave them in your serving keg? Do you bother trying to weigh them down?

I like this, for lack of being able to imagine a more viable solution. I'll try an ounce on week one and then another on week two before serving at the start of week three. Thanks

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No weights in the beg at all. Don't tie them to anything, since they stay in for the entire time. I use 1oz in a 3 gallon keg. I found that amount gives me what I like. I would suggest figuring out how much works for you. I do like how easy it is with this method. Plus, the dry hop contribution is about as fresh as it can ever be. I almost feel sad for the poor sods that dry hop in primary/secondary and then bottle it up. After 3 more weeks at room temp, plus another 5+ days in the fridge, you need to use more whole hops to get the same level that I get.

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using hop pellets without making a mess of your brew? Super tight threaded bag right? Any other ways to do it without getting a bunch of particulate floating around?
A ton of youtube videos...

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc....1.gZa84aJj9eo
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