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Old 10-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
Mar 2012
St. Louis, Missouri
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Originally Posted by AnOldUR
Toss them in loose. Rack from above them after chill and whirlpool.
I have thrown them in loose. While they have eventually settled out, I feel like I get more wasted wort trying not to get the hop debris in my fermenter than if I use bags. I know it's better for utilization to forgo the bag. Maybe I should just plan for the extra loss. Also I worry about extra bittering/harshness/astringency from the beer sitting on hop debris for a long time.

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