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Old 06-12-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default Hop plugs vs Hop pellets

I like the plugs a little better. They are easier to filter from the wort, and it doesn't look like a bunch of crap in the kettle. I just can't find them as easy as the pellets and they are generally more expensive. The hop leaves are a nice choice too.

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Plugs are basically just compressed whole hops. They aren't much more stable than whole hops and they are much bulkier than pellets. These two factors probably drive the low availablity.

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Personally I prefer pellets for the boil hops. They don't clog up my auto-siphon like plug and leaf.

On the other hand, I prefer leaf and plug for dry-hopping.
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ditto. pellets soak up less wort, and are just easier to work with. more compact storage too.

and i agree, whole is better/easier for dry hopping.
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