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Offline jjpeanasky

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Yeast washing/recovering after whole hops
« on: May 31, 2017, 12:15:38 PM »
Background: Beer came from a wort rally between my HBC and a local brewery. I boiled it for ~15 minutes with two hop additions, once at 5 minutes and once at flameout. Bootleg Biology's The Mad Fermentationist Blend was pitched.

Problem: I'm an idiot. It was my first time using whole hops in a long time and I just tossed them in. My standard procedure is just dumping everything into the ferementer, so there they went. I would like to recover this yeast/culture because it's a pretty neat blend, but I realized there's a ton of whole hops floating/sinking in there.

Potential Solution?: Normally I just dump some trub in a sanitized jar (quart sized) and use it relatively quickly or make a starter. Can I do this, but using a funnel with a screen to catch any whole hops that happen to come out with the trub?

Offline Phil_M

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Re: Yeast washing/recovering after whole hops
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 12:28:26 PM »
I don't see why not. Honestly you might not even need to worry about the hops, but just screening out the hop chunks sounds simple enough.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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