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Old 03-08-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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Dry hopping with whole leaf, but how do you get them in without clogging funnel.


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Old 03-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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one way is to use a bucket for the secondary rather than a carboy, then use a nylon bag to hold the hops.


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Funnel? I just take them and put them in. It's still a bit of a pain, but it means no clogging.
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I make a large funnel out of a piece of paper, and push the hops through with a chopstick.
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I always use a nylon bag, a bit tricky to fit through the neck of the carboy - but much easier than stuffing hops through a funnel if that's what you had in mind.
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I always use a nylon bag, a bit tricky to fit through the neck of the carboy - but much easier than stuffing hops through a funnel if that's what you had in mind.
How do you get the bag out?
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Funnel? I just take them and put them in. It's still a bit of a pain, but it means no clogging.
Using your hands or spoon. Sanitzed?
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How do you get the bag out?
The bag has strings to tie it shut, I tie floss to the bag strings and hang the floss out of the neck of the carboy. I also use the floss method when I dry hop in the keg (which I mostly do now because it's easier to put in and remove), I can hang the floss outside the keg and actually pressurize and carb while dry hopping.
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Using your hands or spoon. Sanitzed?
Clean dry hands.
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Well, I tried the nylon bag. I found it too difficult to fit through the carboy opening with an ounce of whole leaf hops.

So I tried using my hands. This was too messy (at least for me).

I went back to using the funnel and tried out the chopstick. This worked best.

I dumped the whole bag of hops into the funnel and simply pushed them through with the stick. Good idea.

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