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Offline ccfoo242

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Which is better for drying hops...
« on: June 23, 2012, 12:16:44 pm »
All other variables being the same, which is better for drying hops, a humid but hot garage (gets up to at least 100F during the day I guess) or a much less humid 77F inside my house?
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Offline davidgzach

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Re: Which is better for drying hops...
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 12:36:58 pm »
I would go in the house.  I leave mine out in a spot that gets no sunlight in a big collander.
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Re: Which is better for drying hops...
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 03:11:20 pm »
I do mine in the house.  Since you boil off the water & not the volatile oils, I think a low humidity, low temperature would be better.
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Re: Which is better for drying hops...
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 03:54:09 pm »
Brown paper sacks work OK if you're pinched for space. You have to turn them every so often but eventually, you'll get there.
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Re: Which is better for drying hops...
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 04:12:36 pm »
I've used the airfilters with cardboard boarder from home depot mounted on a box fan with duct tape and 4 soup cans to prop the fan off the floor to dry mine. Takes about 4-6 hours to dry. YMMV
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