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Old 05-15-2013, 03:06 AM   #1
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I presently have a Belgian IPA in the secondary that I dry hopped about a week and a half ago. I plan to bottle this weekend, but I am looking for tips to leave behind the layer of hops in the carboy. I will be careful when I siphon the beer into the bottling bucket, but I will inevitably bring some of the hops along. I have dry hopped before and didn't notice any negative favors from some of the hops being bottled (in fact I have no issue with sediment, particularly yeast sediment, but I don't want the hops to add any negative favors). Does anyone have any tips to leave the hops behind - other than careful siphoning? I don't want to use a strainer due to added oxygen. Perhaps I am worrying over nothing, I am just excited about this recipe! Next time I'll try a


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Old 05-15-2013, 03:10 AM   #2
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Last message cut off - "Next time I'll try a hop basket "


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Old 05-15-2013, 03:18 AM   #3
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Try a sanitized muslin bag attached with a rubber band to your siphon. Works for me.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:31 AM   #4
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What about dry hopping in muslin bag? I'm planning to dry hop in my 3 week primary for about a week at the end and just toss the bag into the bucket. I guess this WON'T work with a carboy though...
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:35 AM   #5
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the first time I dry hopped in my carboy I used a muslin bag and while not impossible to get back out it was kind of a PITA to squeeze it back out. Now I just dump the pellets in loose and do something like Shred. I cut a section of a painters bag/strainer to a square and zip tie it to the end of the siphon, all sanitized of course and the last 2-3 batches of dry hopped brews have been clean and free of hop material.
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Thanks, guys. Both helpful ideas! I'll try it out.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:41 AM   #7
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+1 on the muslin bag. works every time for me.
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Cold crash it in fridge first before bottling.


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