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Old 01-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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First time dry hopping and a question about keeping as much as possible out of final product. I am using an ounce of Centenial and half ounce Chinook but only have pellet hops because it seems only shops that specialize in hops have leaf hops. I have a small hop bag and my big grain bag. Should I double bag the hops in bucket. Or use one in bucket and one on end of transfer hose at bottling and if this is best should I use big or small in bucket. Or should I just dump them in bucket and use one of the bags to strain at bottling?


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Old 01-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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I either just toss them into the primary or racking into the secondary 7 days before bottling. I only have used pellets and never used a bag. Either way works fine for me. The only reason I go the the secondary, is to free up my favorite carboy, and not for the purpose of dry hopping.


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Old 01-11-2013, 11:27 PM   #3
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Dump them in and get some knee-hi nylons. Strain the beer through the nylon while bottling. Much finer mesh.

You can even use the knee-his as hop bags, just don't pack them full.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:29 PM   #4
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I would just toss them in without the bag. They settle to the bottom over time. I always just dump them in and do not get any in my bottles or kegs. I have also heard of people putting the hop bag over the siphon while transferring to the bottling bucket to filter them out.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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And even if they don't all settle, they tend to stick to the sides of the fermenter as you siphon out.



 
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