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Old 04-28-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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When I dryhop I just dump whole hops right in. Then I rock back and forth once a day for a week or two. Why do I do this? Well I fell that it alows more of the beer to come in contact with the leafs. Is this OK, does anyone else do this?
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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Not once a day, but yep, I do. The hops float on the surface otherwise.

However, the batch where I didn't do that came out fine and didn't seem to have a lack of utilization, so it might not really be necessary.


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Old 04-28-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
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Since I use BB's I come in and squeeze the sides so that the beer engulfs the hops and then I let it filter back down.

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Old 04-28-2007, 08:45 PM   #4
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When I initially put the hops into the secondary, I use a santized "stick" (usually my racking cane) to push the hops into the beer. Otherwise, no other agitation.

My latest SNPA clone has a wonderful aroma (first AG too!). Not sure it's necessary to agitate periodically, but I might give it a try to see if I can notice any difference.

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