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Old 01-24-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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I'm about to do my first significant dry hop, and am wondering what the easiest way is to get a few ounces of hops into a 5 gallon glass secondary. The opening is only about an inch in diameter, and I'm using whole/leaf hops.

The only thing I could think of was using a sanitized funnel and a sanitized rammer, and just forcing them down through the funnel. Hmmm...

...how do you guys do it?
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:58 AM   #2
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that actually sounds pretty good. I tried just pushing them in by hand....complete clusterf***. Hops everywhere.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
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That is one of the reasons I started using buckets for secondaries if I'm dryhopping, the other is trying to get the hops out when your finished.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:04 AM   #4
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That is one of the reasons I started using buckets for secondaries if I'm dryhopping, the other is trying to get the hops out when your finished.
Man, I didn't even think of that...how would one get leaf hops out of a carboy? A bent hanger and some patients?
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:05 AM   #5
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Man, I didn't even think of that...how would one get leaf hops out of a carboy? A bent hanger and some patients?
1. Add water
2. Swirl
3. Dump
4. Cuss
5. Repeat


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Old 01-24-2009, 04:03 AM   #6
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That is one of the reasons I started using buckets for secondaries if I'm dryhopping, the other is trying to get the hops out when your finished.
I do the same thing, saves a whole lotta time.

 
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:06 AM   #7
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Haven't done this yet but I am going to take a funnel and cut it high enough up so the hops can fit through.

 
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:07 AM   #8
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Do you guys like to dry hop plugs and whole leaf in bags or just loose in a bucket? Seems like I could use a carboy if I just put them in a bag. I'm guessing I wouldn't get full potential but for the effort might be worth uppping the hops instead.

 
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Do you guys like to dry hop plugs and whole leaf in bags or just loose in a bucket? Seems like I could use a carboy if I just put them in a bag. I'm guessing I wouldn't get full potential but for the effort might be worth uppping the hops instead.
I like to use Whole Leaf in a very loose Bag, in a Bucket. Last time I used a bag in Carboy, I destroyed the hop bag getting it out. You also minimize your beer loss this way,IMO.

 
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:10 AM   #10
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I'll have to mill it over. I really want to use the carboy secondary, mostly because I paid good money for it, but I can just tell getting two ounces of leaf hops out of a standard carboy is going to be a major PITA.

I'll probably roll with the carboy this time around and see how it goes.
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