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Old 04-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #61
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from anyone's experience, how has hop aroma turned out with the dry hopper? as good as free dry hopping?

I'm curious if the hops all clump at the bottom of the dry hopper when submerged in the keg, or if they float around (thus, maximizing surface area). I may play around with it in a bucket of water to get a feel, b/c obviously can't see whats going on in the keg. Deschutes dry hops in a bag in their bright tank, but alot of brewers free dry hop (and some rouse with Co2) to maximize contact... wanted to see if anyone has experiences one way or another with this.

I am currently dry hopping a batch with it now, will chime back in when its done dry hopping with any observations.. Perhaps an experiment is in order...

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #62
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Yesterday I came up with an idea for another use for this. On my next brew day I'm going to put the dry-hopper in my fermenting bucket and drain the wort from my brew kettle in to it using it to filter out all the hop gunk and break material. This way I won't have to ever clean out another paint strainer. Plus it will help keep my siphon tube in the bucket since it's a much smaller opening that it will go in to.
Should be interesting. I have a stainless mesh basket for my boil kettle, and upon flameout I recirculate for the first few minutes to knock down the temp of all the wort to 180 F or so (rather than all of it sitting near boiling while the draining wort gets cooled.)

One time I got sidetracked, and it got down to about 120 F. A lot of cold break had precipitated out, and I was shocked to see the return wort level in the basket about 6" higher than that in the kettle! Eventually it would have overflowed and cascaded back down into the kettle! read: The cold break clogged up the mesh so well that wort basically stopped flowing out of the basket. You may run into a similar problem.

I think SS mesh works great for hop debris, not so well for cold break trub.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:03 AM   #63
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Finished dry hopping my Pliny clone. 3.75 oz. of pellets. Seems to have worked like a champ.

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:12 PM   #64
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Just ordered one. rossi46's post convinced me. Doing Austin HB's Pliny clone.

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Old 04-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #65
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What was everyone's usual time from ordering to delivery? I ordered just under a week ago, and my order is still at 'processing'. I know I'm spoiled by services like amazon prime... I'd understand if these are being made one-off for each order, however the website said they were in stock.

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Old 04-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #66
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i've placed two orders... the first was very quick. the second was slower but that was because a lot of people were waiting for the same promotion i was and he was inundated with orders. just email him and he should / will get back to you...

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #67
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What was everyone's usual time from ordering to delivery? I ordered just under a week ago, and my order is still at 'processing'. I know I'm spoiled by services like amazon prime... I'd understand if these are being made one-off for each order, however the website said they were in stock.
Sorry for the delay. Last week we got hit hard after being closed up for 9 days. I have a big batch of orders shipping tomorrow including yours.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #68
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Sorry for the delay. Last week we got hit hard after being closed up for 9 days. I have a big batch of orders shipping tomorrow including yours.
Sweet! I didn't even think about the influx of orders that you might get after being closed post-holidays.
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I was surprised at how fast mine arrived. I believe it only took 2 business days from AZ to FL via USPS. I used it in the boil and it worked great BTW.

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This is the handiest brewing gadget I've owned. You guys rock!

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