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Old 02-17-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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I will be doing an extract brew with a hop spider I just made. Is it necessary to squeeze the hop bag to release the wort from the bag and hops prior to cooling the wort?


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Old 02-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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No need. What about your addition at flameout? I just let it drain as much as I can halfway through cooling process.


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Old 02-17-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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I let it ccol with the wort for about 15 minutes and then I do squeeze every bit of hoppy deliciousness out of it.
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The reason I don't squeeze is because that's the most critical time in terms of avoiding infection. I don't think you are getting any more effect out of the hops at that point. What are you trying to accomplish by doing that?
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The reason I don't squeeze is because that's the most critical time in terms of avoiding infection. I don't think you are getting any more effect out of the hops at that point. What are you trying to accomplish by doing that?
I am using my sanitized stir stick to squeeze the hop sock so there is no risk of infection and if there is any hop bitternes/flavor/aroma left in that sock, I want to get it out. It's just my process. Works for me.
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I am using my sanitized stir stick to squeeze the hop sock so there is no risk of infection and if there is any hop bitternes/flavor/aroma left in that sock, I want to get it out. It's just my process. Works for me.
This seems like a great way to do it. Thanks!


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