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Old 12-15-2005, 11:44 PM   #1
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I'm planning to dry hop my next batch. What works best? Whole or pellets? If using whole do you bag them? Certainly would want to bag pellets... I've heard whole have better aroma from less processing but will absorb some beer. I'm planning to put them in the secondary.

 
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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Use whole hops for dry hopping...don't bag them, just toss em in. Yes they'll absorb a little beer, but you won't have that nasty pellet residue to worry about.
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:58 PM   #3
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Same here, whole only.
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:02 AM   #4
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Whole hops really excel in dry hopping. Nothing like the aroma of whole hops. Elsewhere, pellets are about the same. I don't bag for dry, but bagging is a bit neater.

 
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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whole hops for sure. and don't use a hop bag. you don't get the surface area exposed like when you just toss 'em in secondary. mmmmm......hops........
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:12 AM   #6
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I like whole, too. Shove 'em in and they'll eventually get saturated. It seems to work well when you siphon to tie one a mesh hop bag to the end of your cane; otherwise, I always wind up with problems with the hops clogging up my cane.

 
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:07 AM   #7
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I ordered some of those hop tablet things from AHB, they have a generic and then cascades. I got 4 just to dry in my next 4 batches.

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http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...4bac9355bbee15
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