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Old 09-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Dealing with pelletized hops post boil

OK. So I consider myself a pretty resourceful guy but I am extremely frustrated with the pellet hop slurry post boil. I wait 15 minutes after the boil and even use a Blichmann hop blocker, but it still sticks and run a ton of crap thru my therminator. Probably the worst thing is leaving a quart or two of wort and the pot slurry because it it won;t settle out. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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I used a hop spider on my first AG batch last night and didn't use my bazooka screen and it worked out really well. You can build a hop spider for really cheap.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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10 pack of mesh bags from Northern Brewer. Toss the whole thing in there and toss it in the garbage when done.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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Hop spider with a 200 micron filter bag from Dudadiesel works good.
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Hop spider using 5 gallon paint strainer bags works great. And i use a sanitized zip tie and a 1 gallon strainer bag for dryhoping
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I just dump it in to the fermenter if I don't use a nylon bag. I get the 5 gallon paint strainer bags from the hardware store and use those when I have large hop additions.

Before I got my valve and dip tube on the boil kettle, I dumped through a colander and nylon bag. I guess I could just use a nylon bag on my hose with a clip to hold it in place and not get any of the hops or cold break in there. Yeah, let's go with that.
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