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Old 01-13-2013, 03:22 AM   #1
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I've only brewed a few beers and I've put my hops in a nylon bag during the boil to cut down on the trub. However, I just brewed a Pliny the Elder clone and there were a LOT of hops in that bag. Did I limit the effectiveness of the hops by not letting them have more "room" during the boil?

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
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I have been wondering if I should bag the hops instead of just tossing them into each rolling boil..... Hmm
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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Maybe, that's why I built myself a hop spider. Google it. $10 build for peace of mind. You can use one or five gallon paint strainer bags from a hardware store. The 5 gallon will give the hops a ton of room to float around in the boil.

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:40 AM   #4
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here ya go.

https://www.google.com/search?q=hop+...w=1280&bih=681

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:01 AM   #5
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How much hops? What size bag? If its a buttering hops being boiled for 60 mins, probably won't matter. A late addition hops in a tight bag might be affected. In n end, your more likely to be affected by a high boil gravity than by hops in a bag.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:24 AM   #6
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I use a grain bag that will hold about 15# that goes over the top of my pot. Works great for me.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:34 AM   #7
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Because I siphon my cooled wort to my fermenter, I'm able to leave the trub behind in the pot.

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:37 AM   #8
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I dunno, personally I just toss everything in. And then EVERYTHING goes into the fermenter, no filtering or whirlpool. After fermenting I cold crash and everything comes out great!
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