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Old 12-21-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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I have 2 batches under my belt thus far. Amber Autumn Ale and Grand Cru. My mind of logic just got to thinking. I always throw my hope pellets in a bag. When you are doing a kit and they have you had hops for 60 minutes at first boil (after adding malt) and then another hop in last 5 minutes..

When you are done with boil do you take the hopes out or leave them in during primary fermintation.. The recipes never really say leave in take out... hhhhmmm

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Old 12-21-2011, 03:44 PM   #2
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I like thick, malty, beers that you have to chew on and it counts as a meal. I like minimal hop flavor so I always pull mine out.



 
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:44 PM   #3
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I leave them in, they go into the fermenter and fall out in the trub.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:46 PM   #4
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It's one of those things that is a matter of personal preference and nothing else. Some dump everything in, without straining, just pour it in the bucket or in the funnel....Some use a big strainer that fit in the funnel for a carboy, or a sanitized 5 gallon nylon paint strainer bag in the bucket...

I have done it all ways. It really doesn't matter...anything will settle.

In other words, there is no wrong way to do it, or better way, or way that will make the best beer...they all work...the choice is what will work the best for you. That's how you develop you own unique brewing process. By trying all ways and deciding what works best for you.

What I do with my IC, is chill the wort, then I lean the bottom of my autosiphon about two coils up from the bottom on the metal of the siphon. That rests it above most of the break material and trub, then I rack it to the fermenter until I'm down to that and carefully lower the siphon down into the gunk, just trying to get as much of the wort as possible without letting in the hops and break matter.

But pretty much up until I got my immersion chiller I just dumped for the majority of my batches. And I still managed to do well in contests...

I find that long primaries render my beer just as clear, and crisp tasting regardless of whether I dumped it all in or not....so I just do what works for me.....

You have to realize that in brewing there are many way to achieve the same goal, and they all work. There's rarely a single right way or best way to do something, just the way that is best for you.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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I bag 'em and screen filter into primary, but then again I'm not a hophead and prefer european styles that are more subtle over cascadian hop-bombs.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:44 PM   #6
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thanks for input, much appreciated.. first bottling session this weekend

 
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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I strain them out, just the way I do it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #8
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I'm going back to using hop sacks,sinse last time I was straining it all out after chilling into the FV,& the darn strainer got too full & tipped over. I'll keep straining into the FV though. It gets out cold break other grainy stuff. It also aerates chilled wort & top off water quite well.


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