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Offline Joe_Beer

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You guys ever transfer whirlpool hops to the ferementer?
« on: March 04, 2022, 07:36:05 pm »
I have a recipe that calls for a 3oz hopstand at 170F for 30 mins. I usually chill to 75F afterwards and then dump into the fermenter. The whirlpool hops only get used for 30 minutes. Seems like a waste so wondered about putting the whirlpool hops in a bag and then just dropping the bag into the fermenter after trasferring the wort. Everything is already boiled/sanitized so infection shouldn't be a problem. Is there anything left to derive from the hops after 30 minutes?

Offline JRobert.

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Re: You guys ever transfer whirlpool hops to the ferementer?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2022, 06:26:16 am »
Nah. You got the oils you want from them at WP.

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Re: You guys ever transfer whirlpool hops to the ferementer?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2022, 08:05:24 am »
I try to limit trĂ¼b from getting into the fermenter which includes the spent hops.

Offline Bob357

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Re: You guys ever transfer whirlpool hops to the ferementer?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2022, 08:48:05 am »
I agree with BrewBama and JRobert.
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Offline neuse

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Re: You guys ever transfer whirlpool hops to the ferementer?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2022, 08:57:28 am »
I transfer pretty much everything from the kettle into the fermenter with no ill effects. I just do it for simplicity - not for additional hop oils.

Offline Ben A

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Re: You guys ever transfer whirlpool hops to the ferementer?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2022, 10:08:44 am »
I transfer pretty much everything from the kettle into the fermenter with no ill effects. I just do it for simplicity - not for additional hop oils.

I do the same. Haven't noticed any vegetal / off flavors, but I wouldn't say it adds noticeable flavor or aroma.

Offline Joe_Beer

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Re: You guys ever transfer whirlpool hops to the ferementer?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2022, 09:56:29 am »
Thanks all. Sounds like they are pretty well used after the 30 minutes.