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Dry hopping
« on: December 04, 2011, 03:48:21 PM »
I'm about to dry hop an APA with pellets. What's the best way to add them? Sanitized grain bag or just toss em in?
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 03:54:30 PM »
sanitized bag, otherwise the hops will be in you beer and you will have to filter them out. I use a small nylon bag that I boil first then fill with pellets.
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 05:29:29 PM »
I'm about to dry hop an APA with pellets. What's the best way to add them? Sanitized grain bag or just toss em in?

I always just toss them in
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 05:48:06 PM »
I just throw them in too.  It settles well enough for me.
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 07:14:15 PM »
i just throw them in as well. after a week or so they seem to settle out. plus, i little hop debris in a dry hopped beer isn't a bad thing IMHO

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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 07:45:57 PM »
i just throw them in as well. after a week or so they seem to settle out. plus, i little hop debris in a dry hopped beer isn't a bad thing IMHO

When I go to bottle, I line the bottling bucket with a 5-gallon paint strainer bag, rack in the brew, and then very gently lift out the bag.  So I don't even get "a little hop debris".
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 08:43:40 PM »
 When I go to bottle, I line the bottling bucket with a 5-gallon paint strainer bag, rack in the brew, and then very gently lift out the bag.  So I don't even get "a little hop debris".
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011, 10:16:49 PM »
i just throw them in as well. after a week or so they seem to settle out. plus, i little hop debris in a dry hopped beer isn't a bad thing IMHO

When I go to bottle, I line the bottling bucket with a 5-gallon paint strainer bag, rack in the brew, and then very gently lift out the bag.  So I don't even get "a little hop debris".

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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 11:47:02 PM »
If you're kegging it, just make sure to rack carefully, even a little hop debris will clog up a post.
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 01:52:31 AM »
I'm a tosser.

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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2011, 02:24:14 AM »
I'm a tosser.

You can say that again.
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2011, 02:27:55 AM »
I'm a tosser.

I guess that seems more popular than tea bagging  :o
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2011, 06:30:20 PM »
I just finished my first homebrew, so I'm no expert.  However, after reading several discussion threads about dry hopping on several message boards, I just tossed in the pellets.  After about 4 days, almost all of the green sludge fell to the bottom.  When I racked to the keg, I got very little hop particles floating around in the beer.  I dry hopped for 7 days and it turned out great!
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2011, 08:30:03 AM »
If you plan to reuse the yeast, I would use the bag.  If not, then I would toss.
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Re: Dry hopping
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 11:21:54 AM »
Toss them in. I actually use the nylon bag at bottling time by fitting it over the end of the siphon tubing and straining it into the bottling bucket (or keg).
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