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hey. sorry about this question, but i've always used hop bags and neglected to buy one on with my last order. if i'm gonna do the swirl and siphon thing. i can do that after my wort has cooled right? my hops can stay in the kettle while its chilling?
 

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Yeah, I let it cool, swirl it into a whirlpool and siphon from the edge. Don't worry if you get some or hops in your carboy, it will settle out with the yeast over time.
 
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ok. thanks. this is my first AG. i knew i'd forget somthing stupid. and i loaned my Joy of Homebrewing to a freind who just started brewing. i just wanted to make sure. thanks man
 

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You could always use a sanitized strainer instead...which will also aid in aeration...
I used the strainer approach for my last batch. A problem I found was that there was so much hops gunk that it was clogging the strainer.



I had to use a spoon to help get the wort through. Just wondering, is there any problem with taking 10-15 mins to transfer your wort through a strainer?
 

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Not really, except the longer you transfer the greater the chance for an infection - but I have yet to have a problem with this. You might do the straining near your sink or a garbage can so that as the siphon clogs you can flip the strainer over and dump into whatever receptacle you are using. I can get a transfer completed this way in just over a couple mins.
 
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