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Old 12-14-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Hop bags---to squeeze or not to squeeze?

Did a brew yesterday and used a hop bag for leaf hops for the first time. My brewing partner figured we should squeeze the bag at the end; I voted no, because you don't normally 'squeeze' hops when they are loose, so....

What do you folks do with bagged hops in the boil?


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Old 12-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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I say sqeeze and get the oils and good stuff out of the hops.

Don't squeeze the grain bag if you are PM or Extract brewer.


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Old 12-14-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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Squeeze hops, not gains.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:26 PM   #4
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I pull the bag out of the wort and clamp it to the rim, so it will drain back in to the BK, while I'm chilling the wort (IC)
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Squeezing the sac sound painful.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:34 AM   #6
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I squeeze the hop sack when I brew, thats trapped wort and hoppy goodness in there!
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:02 AM   #7
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Squeeze away
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:28 AM   #8
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Squeeze with bare hands, and enjoy the smell for hours.

yep, that sounds really bad...
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:35 AM   #9
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Yeah...sigh...I screwed up.
Booooooooooooooooooooo.

I'm a hophead, so that hurt that I overruled, being the senior brewer of the three.

Guess I should have hit the site here during brew day, hahahah.

I'll let them know they were right. I was wrong. That's life, now I can have a homebrew.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:21 PM   #10
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I'm gonna go against the flow here and say don't squeeze. I've squeezed a dry hop back into a glass of the finished beer and have tasted few things worse than this.


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