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Old 05-16-2008, 05:19 PM   #11
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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.
Man! That needs an experiment. A side-by-side comparison of the same beer - half with as little trub as possible racked to primary, and the other half with a load of crap from the kettle. I wonder if removing the cold break is actually a bad idea?

Really interesting post - thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #12
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Man! That needs an experiment. A side-by-side comparison of the same beer - half with as little trub as possible racked to primary, and the other half with a load of crap from the kettle. I wonder if removing the cold break is actually a bad idea?

Really interesting post - thanks for sharing.
I would love to see someone do an experiment. Maybe I will next time...
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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.
Ok this makes sense to me. - So no bitterness and no flavor but sill aroma? Does dry hopping only impart aroma and no flavor or bitterness?
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Ok this makes sense to me. - So no bitterness and no flavor but sill aroma? Does dry hopping only impart aroma and no flavor or bitterness?
Yes! No bitterness- just wonderful hoppy aroma.
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Ok this makes sense to me. - So no bitterness and no flavor but sill aroma? Does dry hopping only impart aroma and no flavor or bitterness?
Yes that is true...but it is of my opinion that dry hopping increases the perception of bitterness. There is no true bitterness and no increase in IBU, but personally I think if you take the same brew and split it in half, dry hop one and not the other, the dry hopped one will seem more bitter.

But that is just my opinion.
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