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Old 12-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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I understand the yeast should be cleared up but I was worried about racking around the 8.5 oz of hops. Will they be sunk after ten days?



 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #12
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Bump!



 
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #13
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I was under the impression you were using a fine "hop bag" (recommended) or at least the muslin bags which won't do as good of job. Are the dry hops pellets or whole leaf? If whole leaf the muslin bags will work fine. If pellet, only the fine mesh bag will work to contain.

If you don't use a bag, just watch your racking. Try to keep below the surface hops and above the submerged ones. No big deal there. You will lose some beer to hop absorption which is going to be case with 8.5 oz of dry hop regardless of approach.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #14
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Thanks. I was going to use a hop bag when I was planning on dry hopping in a bucket, but I was told there was too much head space. So I decided to switch to a glass carboy for secondary, and I can't imagine dry hopping with 8.5 oz in a couple of bags and getting them out. That's why I was asking about a cold crash. Looks like I'll just have to be careful with racking! Thanks!

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:36 PM   #15
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Quote:
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I was under the impression you were using a fine "hop bag" (recommended) or at least the muslin bags which won't do as good of job. Are the dry hops pellets or whole leaf? If whole leaf the muslin bags will work fine. If pellet, only the fine mesh bag will work to contain.

If you don't use a bag, just watch your racking. Try to keep below the surface hops and above the submerged ones. No big deal there. You will lose some beer to hop absorption which is going to be case with 8.5 oz of dry hop regardless of approach.
Oh, and pellet hops.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #16
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Good luck, let us know how it turns out. I might order this kit (or the one from Midwest) within the next week. I love me some Surly!
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:01 PM   #17
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I made the Midwest ferocious kit and it tasted great... But not the same as Furious.

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:09 PM   #18
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Bottled today. It tastes amazing! Actually tastes just like Furious, without the carbonation. Looks a bit darker than the real thing, but that's not a big deal. Ended up throwing the hops right in the secondary instead of using a bag. 99% of the hops were on the bottom when I racked into the bottling bucket, so that turned out to be pretty easy. I ended up losing a lot of liquid due to hop aborption. Only ended up with 21 bottles (22 oz), which ends up being about 3.6 gallons. Due to the lower yield, we primed with 2/3 cup dextrose instead of the standard (3/4 cup or 5 oz). We couldn't find his scale to weigh it. Hopefully the carbonation turns out okay... Does anybody think I'll end up with bottle bombs using 2/3 cup dextrose with only about 3.6 gallons of beer? Should I move to a cooler temperature to slow down carbonation?

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:53 AM   #19
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No bottle bombs. I sometimes use a heaping cup for wheat beers for 5 gallons.

Moving to cooler location would not help anyway unless you were going to stop it in sub 50 temps at some point.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #20
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Awesome, glad to hear I won't get bombs. Looks like I'll just keep them where they're at for a few weeks. It's going to be hard to resist the urge to try one prematurely! My buddy and I were so encouraged after sampling this last time that we're getting together on Saturday to brew another batch. Next up is Fullers London Porter clone!



 
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