Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Infections and dry hoping.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-03-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
Slaquor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 17
Default Infections and dry hoping.

I am on my second batch (an IPA), and I was looking at one of the infection threads.

I want to dry hop it but am now afraid of getting an infection from adding the hops after I rack it to a secondary.

Is there a way to minimize the chance of infection or should I even worry about it?


Slaquor is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 04:47 AM   #2
bratrules
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: socal
Posts: 460
Liked 18 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

i don't really think you have to worry to much the alcohol content in your brew should enough to kill any kind of infection.


__________________
Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. - Frank Sinatra
bratrules is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 04:48 AM   #3
Frodo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Posts: 1,033
Liked 27 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Don't worry. Hops have a natural antiseptic quality about them. That quality of hops is the original reason that India Pale Ale was so highly hopped, so it would survive the trip.
Frodo is offline
clayroc Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 05:34 AM   #4
MattCA
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 59
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

according to John Palmer infections from dry hopping just dont happen
MattCA is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
SteveM
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Philadelphia area
Posts: 1,566
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 90

Default

Just to be on the safe side, I have put my whole (garden picked, dried, frozen) hops in a microwave for 15 seconds when I've done this, but I don't think I will do so in the future - I can't help but wonder if this might hurt the flavor.
__________________
Black Diamond Brewery

Think global, drink local.
SteveM is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 05:20 AM   #6
MattCA
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 59
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

"Hop-pocket"
MattCA is offline
Gldnst8warrior Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 04:32 AM   #7
Slaquor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 17
Default

I dry hoped it with hops in a grain bag. I weighed it down with a butter knife because thats the best thing I had.

Only thing is I thought the knife would be enough...but its not. The bag is 3/4 covered. And its 1/4 uncovered, is that going to give me trouble later on?
Slaquor is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 07:23 AM   #8
Frodo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Posts: 1,033
Liked 27 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

I think you'll be fine. Not much choice now, but now you know that to put a couple more knives in there if you really want it to go to the bottom (good idea by the way - hopefully they'll come out easy). Did you boil the bag or dunk/spray it down with starsan before sticking the hops in there?
Frodo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 01:56 PM   #9
Slaquor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 17
Default

Yea i soaked the bag in Iodophor before I put it in there. (wrang it out well though)
Slaquor is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 02:06 PM   #10
thelastdandy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 111
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

if you have the ability to cold crash try that out. i don't use a hop bag. just cold crash and all of the hops will sink through the beer and settle at the bottom.


thelastdandy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Infections SMOKEU Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 06-04-2012 04:10 AM
Source of common infections doctorRobert Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 27 05-26-2010 11:50 AM
Dry Hopping & Infections Fuzzyfella Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-18-2009 10:02 PM
Question on infections xxdcmast Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-07-2009 03:42 PM
Seeing a lot of infections today. histo320 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 27 11-26-2008 04:59 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS