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Old 01-15-2013, 07:53 AM   #11
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+1 been there. But the fishing line is most def the way to go if you want to try it.
I ended up using a bent coat hanger.. it worked but it was not easy and it was still messy


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #12
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I ended up using a bent coat hanger.. it worked but it was not easy and it was still messy
Any worry over the metal being in contact with your beer that long? Interesting idea. Let me know how it turns out! Cheers


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #13
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beer was racked off first, then I used to coat hanger to get the bag with the hops out of the carboy... metal never touched the beer
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #14
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beer was racked off first, then I used to coat hanger to get the bag with the hops out of the carboy... metal never touched the beer
Oh gotcha, glad to hear. Lol thought maybe you used it instead of the fishing line. Whew. Its far time for the "wider mouth" carboy to be invented.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:07 AM   #15
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what exactly do you do with fishing line... sounds like an infection waiting to happen to me
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:11 AM   #16
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what exactly do you do with fishing line... sounds like an infection waiting to happen to me
Boil/soak in sanitizer then tie the end of the hop bag with it, drop in and use the bung to keep it at the perfect height. But that was then, now i just cold crash and rack.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:13 AM   #17
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I see two different way that we both realized were dumb and moved on...
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I always use marbles in my hop bags...about 5-6 small marbles will keep an 1 oz to 1.5 oz under. It also helps create more space for the beer to flow through.
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No sack needed. Just toss 'em in. They will fall out into the trub.
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Its far time for the "wider mouth" carboy to be invented.
The Better Bottle does shine in that department, and I've literally sworn (and cursed) off using my glass carboy for dry hopping. Whole leaf hops are terrible to get into the narrow neck, and forget about throwing them in a boiled muslin sack.

Placing a sanitized nylon hop bag around the siphon has helped me with straining hops without adding muslin to the secondary.


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