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Offline Stevie

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Hops - Bag or No Bag
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 10:22:19 pm »
1 - use a pickup that is far from the center
2 - swirl for about a min
3 - let rest for 30 min
4 - open the valve enough to fill the tubing
5 - close the valve to as slow as you can stand

Pumps help, but not needed.

Offline hbhudy

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Re: Hops - Bag or No Bag
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2017, 08:54:23 am »
I actually use 2 paint strainer bags (5gal bags) for hop pellets and a metal strainer mesh in the "funnel" used to catch the wort I pour into my carboy....  Someday I will have valves and pumps but for now this has worked for 8yrs...

Offline brewinhard

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Re: Hops - Bag or No Bag
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 02:43:24 pm »
I recently got a Grainfather connect, and I do hop additions using bags. I found out the hard way that loose hops plugs up the Grainfather very badly.

  Pellets go through the pump and into the fermenter.

You haven't experienced any issues with excess vegetal notes from too much hop debris mixed with the fermentation on heavily hopped beers?


Offline rob_f

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Re: Hops - Bag or No Bag
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2017, 07:24:28 am »
Used to use a hop spider, but whirlpooling Is a better solution.

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