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Old 04-22-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Best way to get Plug Hops out of a Carboy

I dry hopped a continental Pilsner with Cascade Plugs. Guess I didn't really think a head. What is the best way to remove these with out clogging up the siphon.


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You're not going to get them out before removing the beer first if that's what you were thinking. Siphon from under them first. Some folks put a grain bag or similar around the siphon tube to help filter out the hops. Once you've transferred all the beer it's just a matter of rinsing out the carboy and getting all the hops out.


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Was only going to take them out when transferring to the bottling bucket. Pretty sure I can rinse the carboy out easily. Just worried about the siphon getting clogged.
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You're not going to get them out before removing the beer first if that's what you were thinking. Siphon from under them first. Some folks put a grain bag or similar around the siphon tube to help filter out the hops. Once you've transferred all the beer it's just a matter of rinsing out the carboy and getting all the hops out.
Not constructive, but it you are going to try and get them out first, could you do us a favor and video tape that ?
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I have used a small 1 gallon paint strainer bag on the end of my racking tube. It worked well for a beer that was dry hopped with 1oz of pellets. I think it would work just was well with plugs/whole hops.

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Perfect! Thanks a bunch!


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