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Re: Squeezing wort out of hops
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2012, 04:05:33 PM »
Catching up on some old posts...

Ah yes, checking my old notes, it was my batch #6 made with a grand total of 3 months of brewing experience.  The recipe was "Jack the Ripper Ale" from the Homebrewer's Recipe Guide, which I still think is a good recipe book for extract brewers.

It says I used an ounce of EKG plugs to dry hop.  IIRC, I squeezed out the dry hops through a strainer to reclaim all the liquid soaked up by the hops (have I mentioned before that I'm 1/4 Scottish?).  Probably oxidized the daylights out of it, and since this was in finished beer, yeast couldn't help clean it up.

This was the only batch of beer I ever made that had a wet cardboard flavor.  Needless to say, I adjusted that part of my process afterwards...  So go ahead and squeeze your hops as long as you avoid oxidation in the process.  Also from my notes, cost of lesson? $23.76.
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Squeezing wort out of hops
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2012, 04:16:25 PM »
Catching up on some old posts...

Ah yes, checking my old notes, it was my batch #6 made with a grand total of 3 months of brewing experience.  The recipe was "Jack the Ripper Ale" from the Homebrewer's Recipe Guide, which I still think is a good recipe book for extract brewers.

It says I used an ounce of EKG plugs to dry hop.  IIRC, I squeezed out the dry hops through a strainer to reclaim all the liquid soaked up by the hops (have I mentioned before that I'm 1/4 Scottish?).  Probably oxidized the daylights out of it, and since this was in finished beer, yeast couldn't help clean it up.

This was the only batch of beer I ever made that had a wet cardboard flavor.  Needless to say, I adjusted that part of my process afterwards...  So go ahead and squeeze your hops as long as you avoid oxidation in the process.  Also from my notes, cost of lesson? $23.76.

cost of lesson.....$23.76

notes...priceless!


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