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Old 12-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

It's looking like there's hop matter in my primary that isn't falling. I was thinking of sanitizing my biab-bag and wrapping that around my auto siphon to keep the hop junk out of my bottling bucket.

Good idea / bad idea?

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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It cant hurt as long as you sanitize the bag. but it isnt really going to filter much. Did you use whole leaf or pellet? I guess if it was whole leaf then it would work, but for pellet I wouldnt bother. If its too cloudy and it really bothers you pick up a 1$ packet of Super Kleer and add it to your secondary.

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There's like big puffs of hop matter in suspension, they seem to be in big enough clusters where they might not go through the mesh

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You need something in the bag to keep it open or it will gunk up against the opening and clog.

Ideally a tea ball or larger mesh sphere.

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I stumbled across a tide delicates laundry bag that i use throughout my brewing in our local grocery store. Its a fine mesh bag that is big enough to fit over the bucket opening. I used it for the mash tun tube and post boil into the fermenter. I imagine you could use it for the siphon tube also if you were going into a bottling bucket.

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