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Pellet packs
« on: September 05, 2012, 01:57:27 PM »
Just got an email from this company.  I have not used pellet hops in years, but I wonder how well these would work.....

http://www.pelletpacks.com


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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 02:51:41 PM »
Interesting concept.  I'v e come to usually prefer pellets.  The packs look cool, but I'd feel better about using them if they were reusable.
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 05:39:46 PM »
You what?!?  Prefer pellets?  Easier to store 20lbs? :D

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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 06:51:25 PM »
If they seal with heat, I'd be a little worried that they'd unseal as well (i.e., in the boil). It's curious that there's no picture of the actual product on the site...
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 07:44:11 PM »
If you ask me, this is a dumb idea. Especially the fact that they are not reusable and that you may have to use as many as 4-5 which increases the batch cost by $ 2.50.

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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 07:45:12 PM »
It's curious that there's no picture of the actual product on the site...

This page has a pic: http://www.pelletpacks.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1814

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Pellet packs
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 05:03:09 AM »
On IPAs and such I actually prefer to pull a little "Hop Trub" over into fermenter. I think it increases aroma and flavor. I also think these would adversely affect hop utilization. And why not just use a nylon hops sack and tue it and reuse it?
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 05:06:52 AM »
I also think these would adversely affect hop utilization. And why not just use a nylon hops sack and tue it and reuse it?
This was my exact though.
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 05:08:53 AM »
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2012, 05:37:04 AM »
If you ask me, this is a dumb idea. Especially the fact that they are not reusable and that you may have to use as many as 4-5 which increases the batch cost by $ 2.50.

Kai

This was my first thought too, it increases the cost of your hops by $0.50 an ounce. They should make larger sizes, but still I'd rather use something reusable - like a stainless tea ball or - I don't know - a muslin hop bag?
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 06:31:41 AM »
You what?!?  Prefer pellets?  Easier to store 20lbs? :D

That's the main reason why I buy pellets.

But back to the OT, I just use a Hop Stopper. Haven't had hop debris in my fermenter in months.
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 08:41:23 AM »
You what?!?  Prefer pellets?  Easier to store 20lbs? :D

Yep.  And they stay good longer.
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2012, 08:42:04 AM »
If you ask me, this is a dumb idea. Especially the fact that they are not reusable and that you may have to use as many as 4-5 which increases the batch cost by $ 2.50.

Kai

Yep.  Those are my main problems with them, too.
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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2012, 08:44:44 AM »
Has someone already made a SS oversized tea-egg for hops?

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Re: Pellet packs
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2012, 04:42:22 PM »
Has someone already made a SS oversized tea-egg for hops?

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Something like this?


http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/product/4-mesh-tea-ball.html
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