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Old 06-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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I have brewed a handful of beers and I am getting ready to dry hop a Surly Furious clone. The 8oz of pellets are more than I ever used to dry hop and I am wondering if I should use a small hop bag or just pour them in?

I have never dry hopped with more than 2oz of pellets and always just poured them right in the carboy but with such a large amount, I am wondering if I should dry a hop bag to contain them. Thanks for any advice!

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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I add pellets no bag,when the dry hop schedule is done.
I cold crash for 2 days..Then tie un-used "Sanitized" hop bag to end of siphon .
This has worked out pretty well.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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That is a lot of dry hops. I would bag them, it will be much easier to handle that way.

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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I'd like to see the bag that can contain the amount of vegetable matter produced by soaking 8 oz of hop pellets and yet at the same time still fit through the neck of a carboy.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Use a bunch of bags. Divide and conquer.

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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I cloned Surly Abrasive by accident one day and I did not use 1.6 oz. dryhops per gallon of beer for a whopping 8.00 oz.

I used 0.75 oz. dryhops per gallon for a total of 3.75 oz. in a 5 gallon batch. This is the rate at which Pliny the Elder is dryhopped, and that beer has more aroma than Furious. Therefore, I don't think the 8 oz. figure is accurate for the real beer. If the real Furious has 8.00 oz. dryhops in a 5 gallon batch, then what does the real Abrasive have?

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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Why not just eat the hops whole?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
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Dump them in and after a week put the carboy in a fridge for 2-3 days. I don't even bother with putting the bag on the auto siphon. I just use some sanitized aluminum foil that's been folded a couple of times to wedge the auto siphon in the neck of the carboy and keep it a little off the bottom. Getting the cold beer makes the hop particles sink to the bottom and compact pretty good.

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #9
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Why not just eat the hops whole?
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #10
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If you can cold crash, just toss them in without a bag, they will settle out really well.

If you can get whole cone, that would be better, just feed them in the carboy.

Bags might be cleaner, but in the end, you'll still end up with some hop particles with pellets.

 
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