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Old 01-23-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Is it OK to squeeze the liquid out of the hop bag after the boil? The two batches that I boiled I just took it out and just let it drain. Am I losing anything?

 
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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I squeezed mine before then read you don't squeeze malts (tannins) so I stopped it...once. Next brew squeezed again...I found no difference.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:35 PM   #3
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I guess that maybe it doesn't matter then. Thanks homebrewer 99

 
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:41 PM   #4
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I guess that maybe it doesn't matter then. Thanks homebrewer 99
You're welcome, but I'm certain there will be other comments (pros and cons) forthcoming...
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:44 PM   #5
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Squeezin' my hop bag belongs in the terms that sound dirty but aren't thread.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:45 PM   #6
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I used to, but don't any more. Couldn't tell any difference in flavor & squeezing put a lot more crud in the fermenter.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:59 PM   #7
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I always squeeze my bag. I sometimes even do it when I'm brewing
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:38 PM   #8
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I always squeeze my bag. I sometimes even do it when I'm brewing
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:04 PM   #9
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From what I hear I should just let it hang! Thanks

 
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:42 PM   #10
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When doing a partial boil, I rinse it with my cold filler water.

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