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Old 09-30-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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For those of you who use nylon hop bags in the boil, do you remove them immediately at flame out or not until the wort has cooled to pitching temp?



 
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:45 AM   #2
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I remove my hop bag a minute before I turn off the burner and squeeze the wort out of the bag by pushing the bag against the side of the kettle with my brewing spoon. Doing it a little before you cool it off will disinfect any nasties that I may have introduced with my spoon.



 
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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I pull mine, but due to my setup, it would be a pain to chill with the bag in. Still trying to find a good way to get my IC into the boil for 10 with a strainer bag stretched around the rim of the pot. :/

 
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
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I leave mine in until cool

 
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:57 AM   #5
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Has anyone done both and noticed a difference in bitterness/flavor/aroma?

 
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
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Really depends on what I'm brewing. If its a hop forward type of IPA or pale, i will leave it in while cooling. It it's not a hop forward type of brew, I take it out at flame out. I use a hop spider for the pellet/leaf hops, fwiw.

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:08 AM   #7
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S chilled and ready to transfer to fermenter
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:09 AM   #8
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S chilled and ready to transfer to fermenter
Huh?! I leave it in until it is...
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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I leave the hop bag in during the duration of my slow chill, let it hang drip, maybe squeeze it a tiny bit, and then remove/discard it prior to aerating and pitching the yeast.

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #10
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Toss them in loose. Rack from above them after chill and whirlpool.



 
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