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Old 02-18-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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It depends on your setup. If you don't have a good means of filtering your wort, a hops bag can help. Muslin is a little too porous a mesh to use with pellet hops, but it would work ok for leaf hops. You'll get slightly less extraction from your hops when using a bag but it's negligible.


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Old 02-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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Have read differing opinions on the forum. I don't use a sack. Everything settles out just fine in the fermented.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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Like anything else in brewing, there are very few shoulds, better, or bests...most of the time it is purely a matter of preference. What works for you. I stopped using anything like that after about my third batch...I now dump everything in. Since I leave my beer in primary for a month and skip secondary my beer is perfectly clear, so it really doesn't matter how I do it.

You'll have to try different ways and figure out which way you like.
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I have the same process as Revvy.

One step that may help is at flame out stir your wort aggressively in a circular motion then siphon from the side. If you are still worried you can get a screen strainer and siphon the wort through the strainer or just pour the wort through the strainer. This also helps aerate the wort before you pitch yeast.
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I typically dip my sack in the wort for only a few moment, but it is amazing how many hop particles stick to it. So I find that a sack does help, if only a little.
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I typically dip my sack in the wort for only a few moment, but it is amazing how many hop particles stick to it. So I find that a sack does help, if only a little.
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I like to use hop sacks & a dual layer fine mesh strainer. Especially since I finally used a yeast worth the effort of washing. But also,less trib means more clear beer to rack to the bottling bucket.
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Not entirely unpleasant, and I usually don't have to pitch yeast.
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Not entirely unpleasant, and I usually don't have to pitch yeast.
How did this go from hop additions to yeasty sacks?


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