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revrand65

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Ok here's my question..i'd been brewing kits that had the hops allready in the extract..the kit i brewed last night i had to add bittering hop pellets during the boil and finishing hops at the end...will this sediment settle out with the dead yeast cells on the bottom...thanks.
 

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They settle. My last batch called for 3oz of hops during the boil and another 1oz for a dry hop. Most of the hops that got transferred settled out and the dry-hopping settled as well. Just use caution when racking.
 

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I use a large wire-mesh strainer when filling my primary and catch almost all the hops. Is this OK or should I leave them in the primary for some reason?
 

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I use a strainer too. I just picked up the adjustable stainless steel colander at Target for $14. I now don't need anyone to hold it for me.

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If you're worried about the hop sediment, you can always buy a nylon hop/grain bag from your LHBS, which just acts like a big tea bag, and then when you're done with the hops, squeeze out all the wort from the bag (like you would with tea) by wrapping it around a large metal spoon or with a silicone oven mit, then if you pour through a sieve and/or cheesecloth to try to trap solid particles, things will go faster since there won't be as much to catch. I find avoiding having solid particles from the wort in the primary fermenter only improves the beer.

Cheers!
-Rick

Primary: Honey Amber Ale
Secondary #1: Octane IPA
Secondary #2: Oatmeal Stout
Bottled/Drinking: American Amber Ale
 
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