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Old 12-05-2009, 06:28 AM   #21
Sep 2009
Oxford, MS
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Do you think this will work?

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Old 12-05-2009, 06:41 AM   #22
Oct 2009
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Love to use em both together. Pellets are easier to handle and being more concentrated are stronger in bittering and aroma. Usually use them when brewing and in primary. Whole hops impart a smoother taste to my taste buds. I like to dry hop in secondary with whole hops. I don't worry about the trub and have given up trying to filter to any great degree. Just cold crash and it all settles to the bottom anyways. Montanaandy

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Old 12-05-2009, 06:49 AM   #23
Feb 2009
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I like pellets better. 7oz. of hop cones in a 5 gal brew will SUCK alot, and SOAK up alot of wort. I like to mix them up.

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Old 12-05-2009, 07:33 AM   #24
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I use a super fine chinois to filter and aerate back and forth between a bucket and my pot, then I add to the fermenter. No pellets left.

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Old 12-05-2009, 02:04 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by IrregularPulse View Post
Lots of things SUCK if you're not setup to use them. Don't say Pellets SUCK, Say pellets suck for your particular setup.
Agreed. I used to use hop bags and would worry about trub and hot/cold break making it into the fermenter. However I read that some trub is good for the yeast and that some people just toss the entire brew pot contents into the fermenter. Since then, I've quit using hop bags unless I'm making a double IPA with a crazy amount of hops. I whirlpool my wort in the brew pot, rack off the edge of the pot and if a little trub or hop debris makes it way into the fermenter, no biggie. Everything gets taken care of in the fermenter and careful racking from then on.

The only whole hops I use come from my garden.

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Old 12-05-2009, 08:36 PM   #26
Nov 2009
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+1 for just dumping it all into the fermenter and not worrying about it.

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