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When dry hopping, can you wring out the hop bag when you are done with them? Any suggestions would be very helpful.

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sorry. Yes before racking to get the soaked up good stuff out.
 

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Well, usually you rack the beer off of the dry hops. I'd be concerned that if you had a bag of hops and then squeezed, that the beer in them would splash into the carboy (or bucket). You don't want to aerate or otherwise expose your fresh beer to oxygen any more than you absolutely have to.

Most people rack the beer, and then remove the dry hops from the carboy.
 
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Thanks. I understand not wanting to disturb the wort with oxygen. But are their any adverse effects from the contents of the hop bag if it were to be wrung.
 

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sorry. Yes before racking to get the soaked up good stuff out.
Before racking? Do you mean before racking to secondary? If so, you shouldn't be dry hopping until after you rack to secondary. I see no need to wring out the hop bag at any point though, but that's just me.
 
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