Best method to siphon dry hops - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Best method to siphon dry hops

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
BStewie
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Dallas, Tx
Posts: 31


I am planning on kegging an Imperial IPA (that tastes bad ass) this weekend. I dry hopped with no socks, bags or anything. I just dumped 1.5 or close to 1.75 oz of pellet hops into my primary. What would be the best method based on experience to siphon the beer into my keg with the least amount of material getting into the keg?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
slarkin712
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
slarkin712's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
St. Louis, MO
Posts: 796
Liked 61 Times on 51 Posts


Cold crash a few days and then put panty hose on the end of you auto-siphon.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 02:32 AM   #3
Robin0782
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Indiana
Posts: 209
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts


Cold crash if you can for sure. I've never used panty hose, but I do pull a fine mesh nylon bag over the siphon and it works great. Just soak it in sanitizer of course. No hop particles in my kegs.
__________________
Kegged: Nothing :(
Fermentor: Simcoe/Centennial Pale Ale. 5.2%
Future Brews: All Columbus IPA, Kolsch, Brown Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 03:17 AM   #4
BStewie
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Dallas, Tx
Posts: 31

I dont have room in my fridge to cold crash... What if I use a cooler and fill with ice water for about 24 to 36 hours?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 02:48 PM   #5
BSD_Glass
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 181
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts


I've never cold crashed. I put a sanitized paint strainer around my siphon and I've never had issue with hops in my keg of beer when serving.

Cheers.

BSD

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 03:12 PM   #6
BrewThruYou
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Ambler
Posts: 1,689
Liked 41 Times on 38 Posts


Since you are kegging, I would just siphon as best as possible. If you suck up a little hop debris, it will settle in the keg. I used to use a 1G paint strainer on the end of my autosiphon. Now, I just be careful and let any debris/trub settle in the keg and come out with the first pint.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #7
cram
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Poway, CA
Posts: 339
Liked 41 Times on 32 Posts


The cooler method to cold crash should work and is worthwhile if you don't have fridge access, IMO. After cold crashing, move to your bench or table and let settle for a half hour or so Or set the cooler on the table to begin with so you won't have to move and disturb the cake/sediment. Prop up one side of the carboy on an inch block or so to get all that IPA goodness into your keg. Then siphon or use a racking cane positioned to the low end, opposite of the block, but above the trub, and let it rip. If you're careful you won't need a mesh bag or anything if you cold crashed the beer. Even still, I'll often boil a hop bag to sanitize and then tie that around the tube end that goes into the keg to catch any bits that make it through your siphoning setup.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #8
omokoro
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 38
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I cut off a piece from my nylon paint strainer bag, just enough to cover the end of the racking can with about 2 inches to spare. I soak that piece of nylon along with some kitchen twine in star san and use that as filter. It works well. They also sell racking cane filters, if you were so inclined.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 11:34 PM   #9
neophilus
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Methuen, Massachusetts
Posts: 73
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts


I found the pellet hops will just settle to the bottom. I racked an ipa off 3oz of pellet dry hops and didn't get any floaties in any bottles. I just let the carboy settle for an hour or so after I moved it.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New hops method? chip82 General Beer Discussion 2 07-01-2011 06:13 PM
siphon problem when using non-pellet hops mmr Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 11-04-2010 11:21 PM
Mixed up hops ID method? jeepmarine71 Hops Growing 7 05-03-2009 09:52 PM
Does anyone have a GC/MS method for analyzing AA in hops? KingBrianI General Techniques 14 07-18-2008 07:09 PM
Method for Leaf Hops in Brewing fsinger General Beer Discussion 7 05-15-2005 05:48 PM


Forum Jump