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Old 07-12-2013, 02:07 PM   #41
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I'm a little weary about the capacity and extraction efficiency of the 1" dry-hop tubes.

How about using it in reverse?
Add the dry hops and other wet/dry aromatics and flavorings directly to the carboy, as usual. Then use the carboy dry hopper as a large filter around the racking cane, siphoning off clear beer. That way the hops can expand as much as they need, and there's no limit on the amount. Suspended hop fibers won't be a clogging menace anymore.

Has anyone tried that route yet?...
To answer my own question: Yes, here! And with positive results.


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Old 07-21-2013, 01:28 AM   #42
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any tips on cleaning it out. I used 2.4 oz of hops and after kegging my beer, the hops are in there solid.



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Old 07-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #43
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Yes I know how you feel...mine was packed tight like concrete with the swelled pellet hops.
I was able to clear it out with a long screwdriver working from both ends...a bit of a chore.

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #44
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To answer my own question: Yes, here! And with positive results.
It almost looks like the silicone stoppers are forcing the mesh to sit up a bit, plus the length of the stopper pushed up inside the tube. I wonder what level the liquid drains down to.


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Old 07-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #45
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It almost looks like the silicone stoppers are forcing the mesh to sit up a bit, plus the length of the stopper pushed up inside the tube. I wonder what level the liquid drains down to.


I imagine that the version with the silicone stopper wouldn't drain nearly as much as the one with the welded mesh bottom.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #46
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Darn, too late, already ordered that one. He doesn't even list the BB one on the page for sale.

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Old 07-27-2013, 06:31 AM   #47
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Darn, the auto-siphon barely fits inside without cramming. Was hoping there would be more room for fluid to flow.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:13 PM   #48
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On my last batch, I am feeling like I got less dry hop flavor, it was a recipe I have made before. I already kegged, so I am using the same dry hopper in my keg with fresh hops, I hope that helps. Anybody else notice a reduced hop flavor.



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