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Old 05-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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Is it a problem for hop utilization using a hop bag? I don't like how he bag floats in the wort... does anyone have a solution for that?

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Old 05-03-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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If the bag is loosely packed, it will eventually roll with the boil.

Do not overpack!
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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take a scrap of copper tubing and put it into the bag of hops to weigh it down. just a thought
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
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The copper tubing suggestion is a great idea. Thanks, i'll try that.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #5
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I just use a big stainless steel nut I had laying around. Others have mentioned marbles.
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