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Old 12-16-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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I am looking at dry hopping for my first time. I plan on racking to secondary and adding 2oz of cascade pellets. Is there any advantage to pulverizing the pellets first versus just dumping in the pellets as is? I just picture a clump of pellets sitting at the bottom of the carboy. I thought if you crush them up first it is getting to way more surface area or hop oils right away. But then again, maybe they on their own in time anyways.

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:57 AM   #2
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You don't need to crush them, they'll dissolve themselves just fine, no clumps in my experiences. I always rack the beer onto them, instead of dumping them in after, to clarify.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:03 AM   #3
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^^ I second that. Drop them in, they will dissolve.

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:04 AM   #4
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Hop pellets...they melt in your beer not in your hand.

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Old 12-16-2011, 01:32 AM   #5
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The last one I did I put the pellets in a 1 gallon paint strainer bag and added a couple of marbles to make it sink. I tied it closed with Glad Wrap and jammed it between the stopper and the neck of the Better Bottle. I then just put the autosiphon in past the bag and racked from below it. I didn't have to worry about not sucking in too much trub.

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:43 AM   #6
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The last one I did I put the pellets in a 1 gallon paint strainer bag and added a couple of marbles to make it sink. I tied it closed with Glad Wrap and jammed it between the stopper and the neck of the Better Bottle. I then just put the autosiphon in past the bag and racked from below it. I didn't have to worry about not sucking in too much trub.
Sounds like a lot of work. I just dump them in on top, and 10 days later, most have sunk to the bottom and I rack to bottling bucket. I might get a few flakes, and they end up in the very last bottle. No problems.

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Old 12-16-2011, 01:44 AM   #7
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I just dumped them in my carboy on my last batch of a Belgian IIPA. After the 2 weeks they sunk to the bottom and didn't have a problem siphoning. They will break apart on their own.

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:45 AM   #8
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Sounds like a lot of work. I just dump them in on top, and 10 days later, most have sunk to the bottom and I rack to bottling bucket. I might get a few flakes, and they end up in the very last bottle. No problems.
Takes about 2-3 minutes! And I used 2 ounces.

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:13 AM   #9
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Just dry hopped for the first time a few weeks ago. 1 oz of citra pellets. Just popped off the airlock and poured 'em in. No worries.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:59 AM   #10
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the fiest time I did it, I threw 2oz of Hallertauer into a small cloth bag wih 4 marbles and added it to primary after 4 days(I do a 14 day primary and then bottle).

 
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