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Old 03-16-2008, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default Need Help soon - question on hop pellets!

So I'm brewing a batch of AHB American Red, and my boyfriend doesn't seem to think that the hop pellets should be added outside of a grain bag. Do I need to add these in the grain bag and then pull them out at the end of the boil, or do I add them directly to the boil pot and transfer them to the primary along with everything else? The reason I ask is that with our blonde AHB kit we put the hop pellets in the bag. The directions don't say implicitly whether or not to put them in a bag or not to.


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Old 03-16-2008, 04:25 AM   #2
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I always just throw them in the boil, and if they make there way into the primary no big deal.

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After more searching I came across a thread regarding having less sediment. Someone suggested using a hop bag(which I have) and boiling the hops in that. As my brew's almost at the point where I add them, I'll put them in the bag. If I get a reply before it's time to add to the carboy stating that I should do otherwise, I'll dump them out. TIA!

{edit} Thanks Dave! Will this effect the end bitterness of the beer, or will all of the hops flavors be "spent" by the time the boil's up?

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Old 03-16-2008, 04:28 AM   #4
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You'll probably get mixed responses. Pellet hops make lots o' trub, but there is an argument that you'll get less isomeritazation of alpha acids when you use a grain bag.
Personally, I use a grain bag

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I like just dumping them in because you can obviously tell that you are getting the full utilization of the hops as they are turning and boiling with the water. With a bag they cant do that, I'm not saying that it doesn't allow the hops to do its thing. I just don't use a bag. Of course if you just throw them in you might have more sediment in the bottles, If you are not using a whole lot pellet of hops it doesn't affect it much. (at least that has been my experience) But like Mr. Davidson said you will get a few mixed responses.

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Back in the day I used to siphon my wort to the fermentor and didn't really have a problem with transferring the hops over.

Either will work.

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Alright, well they went in with the bag. This recipe uses 3/4 oz amarillo hops for bittering (60 minutes), 3/4 oz amarillo (15 minutes) and then another 3/4 oz of amarillo for the final 5 minutes. I added just a little extra (1/16 oz) for the 60 minute boil just in case it doesn't utilize them quite as well.

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I don't use a hop bag for pellets personally but thats mostly because I hate cleaning the damn thing afterwards. Loose hops on the other hand always go in a bag.

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Alright, well they went in with the bag. This recipe uses 3/4 oz amarillo hops for bittering (60 minutes), 3/4 oz amarillo (15 minutes) and then another 3/4 oz of amarillo for the final 5 minutes. I added just a little extra (1/16 oz) for the 60 minute boil just in case it doesn't utilize them quite as well.
Good choice!!! I ALWAYS use a bag I think its easier to clean the bag then the kettle BUT my kettle is a fixed piece of a system.
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Well it's in the primary, and everything's cleaned up. My pot's soaking in some PBW overnight. It smells good, but my sample was really sweet! I've never tasted it before the primary fermentation was done!

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