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Old 11-05-2011, 08:23 PM   #11
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Through a little trial and error you'll figure out how much pellets you can put in there without them compacting into a tight ball. I try not to add more than an ounce and a half to each of the very big size but I prefer an ounce.
this!!! when i keg hop i only fill it about a third with pellet hops because of expansion.. i used 4 on my last IPA about a year ago.. the ones i use are from wallyworld and have a little clasp holding it together


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Old 11-05-2011, 09:47 PM   #12
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I use one for dry hopping with pellets. Works well in a bucket as a secondary. I imagine if you are using leaf hops it would be a pretty big fail. For the boil I don't see a need. I just don't worry about a little hop mass making it into my fermenter.


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Old 11-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #13
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I like the dryhopping possibilities.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:31 PM   #14
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I too use one, 3 inches in diameter, for dry hopping in kegs using pellets. It allows the hops to influence the beer without leaving a ton of sediment behind. I can fit roughly 2oz of pellets into it too! Got mine at the local tea shop for about $5. Works amazing!

 
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #15
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Just thought I would share, just got this in the mail. I'll report back once is been used, but this should give you an idea of the size. looks like it would fit 3-5 ozs, or use leaf as well. This is going to be used in primary, in a bucket after gravity has stabilized. It's stainless, and built pretty sturdy. The top locks onto the bottom really well minimizing the risk of coming apart.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #16
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Just checking my saved threads, never reported back on this. I've used it for both dryhopping and in the boil, both scenarios worked great. I like it for the boil for smaller beers. I use a carabiner (sp?) to hook it onto my kettle's handle. To add to it, I use bar towels to twist it open when it's hot, add hops, return it to the boil.



 
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