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Old 01-21-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Hopping with Muslin

are there any negatives with hopping in a muslin bag?

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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potential reduction in extraction efficiency

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No, as long you don't pack them too full. The tighter weave reduces flow somewhat, so you want the wort to have unrestricted movement once in the bag.
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There are varying degrees of weaves of muslin. There is what brewstores normally give the crushed grain in. And then theres the tighter weave more fabric type.
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+ 1 to not packing them too tight. I use a 5 gallon paint strainer from Lowes. Seems to allow lots of movement of the wort.

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