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Old 08-23-2008, 05:27 PM   #11
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Here is how I dry mine: The ol' fashioned way... Hop oast with balloon hairdryer.
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:40 AM   #12
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Hi this is more as a sugestion than by experiance. There are appliences that allow for fruit to be dried. They consist of layers of plastic layers in a container that is plugged in to power. They are designed to dry fruit so I would say they would dry hops.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:01 AM   #13
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Hi this is more as a sugestion than by experiance. There are appliences that allow for fruit to be dried. They consist of layers of plastic layers in a container that is plugged in to power. They are designed to dry fruit so I would say they would dry hops.
But do they dry out large quantities and whats the cost? I know the ones I've seen are small and expensive.
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:10 PM   #14
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Terry08 and DeadDoc, some of those produce to much heat, some don't. the fan and furnace filter trick is the same approach without heat and will hold much larger quantities.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:00 PM   #15
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Terry08 and DeadDoc, some of those produce to much heat, some don't. the fan and furnace filter trick is the same approach without heat and will hold much larger quantities.
ya some will do lowest at 90 I've seen but most don't say temp. I'm going to be using box fan n filters.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:21 AM   #16
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So I've let the Chinook hop harvest dry out some more in my new setup for over 2 days. These things are super dry, any more dry and they will start to crumble.

So I went ahead and sealed them. The initial weight of the hops was 27 oz. After drying them out some more they now weight 20 oz. There was a lot of water still in those things.

I think the key is the spine of the hop. Before the spine still seemed wet, it could not be pulled apart and the leaves had to be pulled off. Once dried out the spine has white fuzz and no longer appears green. The smell of the hop is much better as well.

 
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:51 PM   #17
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Here's how I dry mine: Homebrew Junkie: Harvesting Home Grown Hops for Home Brewing.

Pretty simple and effective.

 
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:01 AM   #18
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would putting them in a paper bag work? I read in BYO that putting them in a paper bag was an option for drying hops.

 
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:02 PM   #19
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Mine are in the attic w/ a fan blowing over them. It is suppose to get to 90's around here this week so they should dry very quickly. My attic can get to 120s. Charlie
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #20
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So far this thing works awesome for me and it's only $30.
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