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Old 01-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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I am going to put some marbles in a muslin bag and dry hop with this...
My question, I am going to just add it to the primary. Will it be ok to let the sack go all the way to the bottom in the trub? Or should I tie some fishing line to it and let it submerge about 3/4 the way down the bucket ?

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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I would add it to the keg and let is sit there for a few days (at least). However if your going to bottle it then just put the hops in a carboy and rack onto it, and rack it again before bottling.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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What's the point of the marbles? I'm lost....
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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I am going to put some marbles in a muslin bag and dry hop with this...
My question, I am going to just add it to the primary. Will it be ok to let the sack go all the way to the bottom in the trub? Or should I tie some fishing line to it and let it submerge about 3/4 the way down the bucket ?

thanks !

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IMO, there is no need to use a bag, you can just drop the hops in and when done dry hopping, cold crash or they will settle themselves.

If you want to use marbles then be sure to sanitize them and the bag and yes, tie them off so they hover in the beer. Be aware that you willl need quite a few to sink the hops.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #5
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What's the point of the marbles? I'm lost....
Flavor, of course

Seriously though, I assume they are there to weigh down the bag and submerge the hops.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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Throw the hops in commando style--simple is good--plus, they can spread out in the beer more, imparting more of their hoppy goodness. Bags, marbles, fishing line sounds like too much trouble to me and more chance for off-flavors or, worse, infection.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:37 AM   #7
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cool - thanks for the input to all.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:38 AM   #8
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Absolutely dry hop with marbles. Some folks have even dry hopped with dogs.

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:40 AM   #9
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I dry hopped with a bag once... it was a pain to get the hopp with bag in the carboy, and an even bigger pain to get it out when cleaning. No more bags for me, just toss in and cold crash and they all fall to the bottom no big deal.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:50 AM   #10
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I dry hopped with a bag once... it was a pain to get the hopp with bag in the carboy, and an even bigger pain to get it out when cleaning. No more bags for me, just toss in and cold crash and they all fall to the bottom no big deal.
+1 been there. But the fishing line is most def the way to go if you want to try it.

 
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