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Old 12-03-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Default Infections and dry hoping.

I am on my second batch (an IPA), and I was looking at one of the infection threads.

I want to dry hop it but am now afraid of getting an infection from adding the hops after I rack it to a secondary.

Is there a way to minimize the chance of infection or should I even worry about it?

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:47 AM   #2
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i don't really think you have to worry to much the alcohol content in your brew should enough to kill any kind of infection.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:48 AM   #3
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Don't worry. Hops have a natural antiseptic quality about them. That quality of hops is the original reason that India Pale Ale was so highly hopped, so it would survive the trip.

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according to John Palmer infections from dry hopping just dont happen

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Old 12-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
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Just to be on the safe side, I have put my whole (garden picked, dried, frozen) hops in a microwave for 15 seconds when I've done this, but I don't think I will do so in the future - I can't help but wonder if this might hurt the flavor.

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"Hop-pocket"

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Old 12-13-2010, 04:32 AM   #7
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I dry hoped it with hops in a grain bag. I weighed it down with a butter knife because thats the best thing I had.

Only thing is I thought the knife would be enough...but its not. The bag is 3/4 covered. And its 1/4 uncovered, is that going to give me trouble later on?

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I think you'll be fine. Not much choice now, but now you know that to put a couple more knives in there if you really want it to go to the bottom (good idea by the way - hopefully they'll come out easy). Did you boil the bag or dunk/spray it down with starsan before sticking the hops in there?

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Yea i soaked the bag in Iodophor before I put it in there. (wrang it out well though)

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if you have the ability to cold crash try that out. i don't use a hop bag. just cold crash and all of the hops will sink through the beer and settle at the bottom.

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