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Old 11-16-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Is there a way to reduce the sediment produced when using hop pellets? Do the hop bags help with it?

 
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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I use a bag...it helped for me
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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go to your local hardware store and ask for paint straining bags. they run about a buck and are reusable.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:05 PM   #4
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I use pantyhose, you can get them in walmart for about 50 cents a piece. If you have several small hop additions, you can use the peds that you get in the shoe store, just grab a handful. just remember to leave enough room for the pellets to expand
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:20 PM   #5
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I don't think panty hose are food safe. They are not designed to be used with food or to be subjected to hot boiling water. I would be careful. I would bet most panty hose are made in China (especially from Walmart). I can't trust panty hose when it comes to food.

I would use a wire mesh colander (stainless steel) the kind with hooks on the end and a handle on the other. The kind you find at the grocery store or restaurant supply.

You only need the hop oils so you can strain all of the leaf material out. By pouring the wort through a colander you remove grain dust, hop leafs and you also aerate the wort which will make your fermentation start faster.

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Old 11-17-2008, 10:21 AM   #6
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I typically use muslin bags, but they're not re-usable. I am making a trip to reading china glass (cookware outlet) for just this reason- infuser. Typically used for tea, and are small, but I've seen big infusers the size of a baseball. I read it on a thread before, and if I remember correctly, OP said it worked great!

 
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:43 PM   #7
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what about for dry hopping in secondary? Is there a bag that will help reduce trub and not be too difficult to get out of the carboy?
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #8
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I have used a regular hop bag and weighted it with a large SS ball-bearing, filled with hops, then tied to the bottom of the airlock. Works quite well, but a PITA to get out after the hops get wet and expand. I had to pull one corner out and gradually work it around until the opening is down and dump the contents into the bottom of the drained carboy before I could remove it. Next time I am just going to throw the hops in there and siphon above them when bottling time comes.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:17 PM   #9
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I don't think panty hose are food safe. They are not designed to be used with food or to be subjected to hot boiling water. I would be careful. I would bet most panty hose are made in China (especially from Walmart). I can't trust panty hose when it comes to food.

I would use a wire mesh colander (stainless steel) the kind with hooks on the end and a handle on the other. The kind you find at the grocery store or restaurant supply.

You only need the hop oils so you can strain all of the leaf material out. By pouring the wort through a colander you remove grain dust, hop leafs and you also aerate the wort which will make your fermentation start faster.

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I have used pantyhose for hops for years with no problems. I will usually boil them first to get rid of any dye. they work well for me.

 
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:09 PM   #10
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They sell a nylon net for your bucket. I pour my wort in it and sparge the hops with top off water...not hops make it to my primaries...
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