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Old 11-14-2008, 01:03 AM   #1
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I found some loose tea filter bags awhile back and wondered if these would work well with hops in a 60 min boil??

They are made by https://shop.melitta.com/search.asp?SKW=OTHERFILTERS
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:06 AM   #2
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I don't see why not. As long as you don't pack them in too tight, because that weave is pretty thin so you want to make sure everything is able to move freely and wort cand flow in and out easily.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:59 AM   #3
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+1, I would just be careful with any transfering of the wort that that bags dont break, Also you might want to do a test boil over 60 minutes to make sure these bags dont break down over an extended boil. Tea bags are meant for steeping and not boiling after all.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:49 PM   #4
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I use paint straining bags for my hop additions. $1.29 a pop and reusable.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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I use paint straining bags for my hop additions. $1.29 a pop and reusable.
Wow, very nice. I will look into these.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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But why use a hop bag at all? You want them to be as free as possible. You can always strain them out when pouring into the fermenter.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:21 PM   #7
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But why use a hop bag at all? You want them to be as free as possible. You can always strain them out when pouring into the fermenter.

This is what I do using a paint straining bag. You get the hops and a lot of other stuff too.

 
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:51 AM   #8
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Oh wow, 1 gallon and 5 gallon bags available all over the place, what a novel approach.
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