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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2012, 05:44:54 PM »
yes, like that.

But many brewers already seem to use mulslin or other form of hop bags.

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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2012, 11:22:39 PM »
I just switched to thigh high hose this last weekend for all of my pellet additions as an experiment.  They allow more room for the hops to expand than knee highs do.  I clipped them to the top of the kettle, and they're easily long enough to reach the kettle bottom.  Easy removal.

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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2012, 03:54:48 AM »
I recently tried out this Jumbo Stainless Steel Locking Spice Mesh Ball (5.5")
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003FCMCMO/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M2T1_SC_3p_dp_1  .  They are wide than then what the photo shows... It holds an 1 oz of whole hops perfectly.  This weekend I will be trying them out with pellet hops.
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2012, 09:31:45 AM »
This thread certainly has made me think about my own process.  I just dump whole hops directly into my boil.  I have a bazooka screen at the valve, and it seems to work great. 

Why do folks use products like this, or nylons, or SS balls, or even muslin bags?  Is that better than just free flowing?


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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2012, 06:26:22 PM »
I've been using paint strainer bags and they seem to work okay. They're a little coarse though, and I get debris in the beer if I dry hop in the keg.

So what's the best option for dry hopping? What has the finest mesh?

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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2012, 07:20:02 PM »
I don't bag my pellet dry hops. Just throw 'em in! They drop out with the yeast.
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