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Old 08-27-2009, 10:13 PM   #11
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Use any old square box fan.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:16 PM   #12
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Tape the filters with the hops to the fan and turn it on! I have a 3 speed fan I use on hi and it usually takes about 2 days to get 80-85% of the moisture out and I figure that by weight.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:20 PM   #13
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Sweet setup. Similar to the way we used to dry ummm......hops in college! Works well!!
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:22 PM   #14
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Sorry that took so many posts! not sure if its due to picture size or what, but I could not put multiple pictures in one post, anyone know why? Any way hope this helps !
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:05 PM   #15
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Nice post - for some reason I had it in my head that they had to be pleated filters and I could not find any cheap. So I bought some furring strips & a roll of screening. Made a 3' x 7' screen to dry them in the garage. Since I don't have a box fan I will have to make due with natural air currents.

 
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:38 PM   #16
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I saw the pleated filters and they were a little too expensive the cheapest ones were like $4.99 ea and these were only $0.69 at OSH.
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Nice, I will be picking some tomorrow.

 
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:47 PM   #18
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why dry them?

I just picked a huge pile of hops from a friends vine and had planned to just shove them into the freezer.

Then simply add them to my BK when brewing. Is this not a good idea?


great write up and pics though.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:54 AM   #19
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how critical is it to keep the hops out of direct sunlight? I have hops drying on a screen with a fan on the bottom of the screen, but I don't have a cover to keep any light out, because I figured it would help keep the moisture in rather than out. They are inside a shed, with two windows, but are out of direct sunlight. So did I just ruin my harvest for this year?

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #20
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I am no expert, but I would imagine that for the day or two that you are drying the hops it should not hurt them. Being as they spend their whole life exposed to and craving direct sunlight. But if anyone know different please chime in!
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