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Old 03-28-2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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Default Straining Dry Hops from Secondary

I made AHS's Pliny the Elder Clone kit. It is currently in secondary with the dry hops (pellets). I just put them in the better bottle, no hop bag (although I do have one; I didn't think to use it). When I transfer to the keg, what are some methods for keeping the hop matter in the carboy and not go into the keg?

I was thinking if it put the nylon hop bag over the autosiphon (not sure which end to put it on though). Any suggestions would be welcome!

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Old 03-28-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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I was thinking if it put the nylon hop bag over the autosiphon (not sure which end to put it on though). Any suggestions would be welcome!
You can try that, I typically wait till it's all dropped and rack off of it.

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I use a nylon bag over my racking cane to help keep hop matter out during transfer. You want to put the bag over the end that is going into the vessel that you are transferring from and secure it with a couple sanitized rubber bands. If you put it over the other end on the vessel you are going to transfer to then when you first begin to transfer it will act to aerate the beer, which is something you don't want to do.

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You will lose a good amount of beer with 7 oz of hops

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I am also doing a Pliny Clone and will be doing the hop bag (sanitized in boiling water of course) over the end of the racking cane

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Thanks for all the advice! I've got a better idea of what to do when secondary is done.

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