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Old 04-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Racking after dry hopping

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So what are the best techniques to rack your beer after dry hopping without a hop sock? Last time I tried to rack my dry hopped beer it was a b*tch, my siphon kept on clogging up. I could strain the beer, but I want to avoid oxidation as much as possible. Cold crashing is not an option for me.

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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That is quite the dilemma. Sorry to say, but I can't think of any way to do it except straining. You could try putting the (sanitized) hop sock on the end of your siphon tube? Might cut down on your clogging problem.



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Old 04-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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A mesh bag around the end of the autosiphon is the general advice. The only time I tried that, however, was from out of a carboy. It was a PITA and didn't work especially well. I always dryhop with a bag now.

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Yeah been there done that. Sucks.

Thats why I always double bag it!

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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Very simple. I cut off a section of a paint strainer bag that I have laying around. Sanitize that along with a rubber band. Wrap the strainer around the tip of the syphon and secure with the rubber band. Syphon as usual. I do this for every beer that I dryhop with no problems.

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #6
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That's an interesting idea.

Do you use any hop socks or do you just throw pellets right in?

How many layers of paint strainer bag?

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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That's an interesting idea.

Do you use any hop socks or do you just throw pellets right in?

How many layers of paint strainer bag?
I dryhop directly into the fermenter. No hop socks or anything. I do one layer of the nylon paint strainer and it works perfect. Best part is, you can buy them at Lowes or home depot.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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I just waited until the hops settled and racked. Didn't have any problems, though this was with pellets. Might be different with leaf.

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just start syphoning from mid-way down and lower the cane as you go, shouldnt need any bags/socks

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If your siphon is clogging, get a bigger hose. <That's what she said.>

I put the strainer bag in the bottling bucket or keg and just lift it out when done.



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