Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Adding whole leaf hops to carboy
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-08-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
msmith92
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dayton, ohio
Posts: 272
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Adding whole leaf hops to carboy

Dry hopping with whole leaf, but how do you get them in without clogging funnel.


msmith92 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
tchuklobrau
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gowanda, NY
Posts: 1,007
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

one way is to use a bucket for the secondary rather than a carboy, then use a nylon bag to hold the hops.


tchuklobrau is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,137
Liked 5938 Times on 4233 Posts
Likes Given: 1515

Default

Funnel? I just take them and put them in. It's still a bit of a pain, but it means no clogging.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
magno
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
magno's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 909
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I make a large funnel out of a piece of paper, and push the hops through with a chopstick.
__________________
Planning: New brewery at new house!!

Primary: Barley Wine

Secondary: Red Ale, Pale Ale

Conditioning:

Drinking: Brown Ale, 75 min. IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Poor Richard's Ale, Chocolate Cherry Stout
magno is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
bruin_ale
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Campbell, CA
Posts: 1,434
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts

Default

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.
bruin_ale is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
msmith92
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dayton, ohio
Posts: 272
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruin_ale
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?
msmith92 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:29 PM   #7
msmith92
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dayton, ohio
Posts: 272
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper
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?
msmith92 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
bruin_ale
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Campbell, CA
Posts: 1,434
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by msmith92 View Post
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.
bruin_ale is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 03:26 AM   #9
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,137
Liked 5938 Times on 4233 Posts
Likes Given: 1515

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by msmith92 View Post
Using your hands or spoon. Sanitzed?
Clean dry hands.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #10
msmith92
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dayton, ohio
Posts: 272
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

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.

Thanks!


msmith92 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS