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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2012, 04:36:58 PM »
Do you use a bag to add your dry hops or do you just put them straight into the fermenter?  By you, I mean the plural you and of you guys who dry hop.  ???
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2012, 04:42:55 PM »
I just toss them in. By day 7, they have hit the bottom of the fermenter.
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2012, 05:21:47 PM »
Yep, I'm a tosser too.  Just dump 'em in.
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2012, 07:17:59 PM »
+1  Just toss 'em in.   After a few days they'll sink, an added cold crash will facilitate sinking, too.
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2012, 09:18:47 AM »
+1  Just toss 'em in.   After a few days they'll sink, an added cold crash will facilitate sinking, too.

Which is why I'm always amused by people who feel they have to add weights to a hop bag.
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2012, 11:37:54 AM »
+1  Just toss 'em in.   After a few days they'll sink, an added cold crash will facilitate sinking, too.

Which is why I'm always amused by people who feel they have to add weights to a hop bag.

If time is an issue adding weights might be a good idea.  I wish I had weighted down the bag for the ESB I sent to the NHC.  I didn't leave myself quite enough time to get that one done and having the hops immediately sink into the beer would have helped with the aroma I think.

Otherwise, I agree.  Given enough time they'll sink on their own.
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2012, 04:19:51 AM »
I either put them in a nylon bag, or just toss them in (leaf only!) but use a surescreen on the dip tube. 

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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2012, 05:32:43 AM »
I toss in pellets and bag leaf hops in muslin since they are cheap and I can just toss them when done.
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2012, 01:55:06 PM »
+1  Just toss 'em in.   After a few days they'll sink, an added cold crash will facilitate sinking, too.

Which is why I'm always amused by people who feel they have to add weights to a hop bag.

I have seen the hop bags float! I don't use them anymore, but sure enough I have seen them at the top of the keg.  Just because, when you finish the keg and pop the lid and the hop bag is at the bottom doesn;t mean it was there the whole time.  ;)
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2012, 02:34:34 PM »
I have seen the hop bags float! ...
I weigh them for the same reason.  Plus, I want to get that aroma infused into my beer as soon as possible.  Since the beer at the bottom gets pulled from a keg first, that's where I want those hops to be! ;)
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Re: Whether or not to dry hop
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2012, 07:33:19 AM »
+1  Just toss 'em in.   After a few days they'll sink, an added cold crash will facilitate sinking, too.

Which is why I'm always amused by people who feel they have to add weights to a hop bag.

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