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Old 05-15-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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I didn't strain the hops and hot break when I added the wort to the primary. I know everything should be fine and it doesn't matter as long as I get all the trub out before I keg. But does this have any effect on taste. Is leaving all the hops in there sorta like dry hopping? Will this add hop aroma or more IBUs???

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Old 05-15-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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I can't say exactly in what way it will affect your beer's flavor because I only once tried to actually remove them before dumping into my fermenter. But it won't hurt.

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Old 05-15-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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This is something that i don't understand yet....So if I add my aroma hops with 5 minutes left in the boil but it takes my wort 20 minutes to cool and then the hops doing even get strained out, just dumped in primary, what is going on? The hops will be in contact with the wort for a heck of a lot longer then 5 minutes... and they are probably adding flavor right?

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This is something that i don't understand yet....So if I add my aroma hops with 5 minutes left in the boil but it takes my wort 20 minutes to cool and then the hops doing even get strained out, just dumped in primary, what is going on? The hops will be in contact with the wort for a heck of a lot longer then 5 minutes... and they are probably adding flavor right?
Mostly aroma, but some flavor as well.
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My first batch I didn't strain the hops out of my brew and they went into the fermenter and my beer turned out good. It was a little on the bitter side but it has gotten better with age.

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If I have an extract recipe and using a muslin bag for the grain, and the hops are pellets, is there any need to strain?

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If I have an extract recipe and using a muslin bag for the grain, and the hops are pellets, is there any need to strain?
I use pellets (mostly) and I strain before putting in the fermenter, but it's a matter of prefrence, actually.

I've started using one of these on my last 2 batches...a nylon paint straining bag, the kind with an elastic band around the top. It's reusable and it fits perfectly around the mouth of your bucket (assuming you are using a bucket to ferment in).

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I got this off of hbd.org

Graham sent 9 beers onto the second round of the NHC, so I believe he understand brewing a bit



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This is a question mainly for Graham Cox, but all others as well.

With all those placings at 1st Round (congrats btw), do you still just throw your all your kettle contents into the fermenter, trub and all?

I remember last year when a trub/non-trub experiment was taking place Graham mentioned pitching everything into the fermenter, trub and all, as well as a number of folks who ferment right in their brew pot.

Just getting an update if that's how you still do it, Graham. If so, it sure seems no reason to fret on whirpooling based on your results!



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Chris, it's not quite that dramatic, but yeah, that's pretty much it.

I fit a large plastic funnel in the mouth of a 6-gallon carboy. I use a high-quality stainless-steel collander that fits right in the mouth of the funnel, and I pour the contents of my kettle through that. I have started using pellet hops exclusively due to the hop shortage and I do pour carefully to keep the very last dregs in the kettle, as it consists mostly of just hop sludge, but we're talking maybe a pint of volume. Everything else goes in the fermenter.

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This is something that i don't understand yet....So if I add my aroma hops with 5 minutes left in the boil but it takes my wort 20 minutes to cool and then the hops doing even get strained out, just dumped in primary, what is going on? The hops will be in contact with the wort for a heck of a lot longer then 5 minutes... and they are probably adding flavor right?
The compounds of hops that create flavor and bitterness are not directly soluble in wort. They have to be isomerized during a boil. Thus, no boiling=no bitterness and little to no flavor.
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I use a 5 gallon paint strainer bag that I bought from Lowes. I wrap it around my auto siphon and it works great.

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