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Online jeffy

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Re: Dry hopping in a carboy
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 04:40:36 AM »
Same here, funnel and stick.  A bonus is the stick smells really good afterward.

On a side note, I am pretty sure the most heavenly smell in all of brewing
is the air being expelled from the carboy when racking onto these dryhops. 

Wish I could bottle that! 
Why hasn't anyone come up with 'Hop Cologne'?  ;)   I'd wear it!

Perhaps I just need to rub a few hops on my neck before going out for the evening....  lol

I have a small vial of Hop Shave that came from Hop Union a few years ago.  It may have been a give away at the NHC in Florida.  It is real and it smells great to me although I am not sure how attractive it makes me to my lovely wife.  Here's what they say about it on the Hop Union site: "To sum up current uses we even make a hop shave that is quite nice. I like to think of it as an aphrodisiac."
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Re: Dry hopping in a carboy
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2011, 08:24:21 PM »
Whats the best method if your using pellets? Throw it in a muslin bag and then drop it in the 2nd fermenter just before you transfer your beer to the 2nd fermenter.
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Re: Dry hopping in a carboy
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2011, 08:33:35 PM »
Whats the best method if your using pellets? Throw it in a muslin bag and then drop it in the 2nd fermenter just before you transfer your beer to the 2nd fermenter.

I don't even bother transferring to a 2nd fermenter.  Just, after the main fermentation and the krausen has dropped, dump the dry hop pellets loose into the fermenter.
Joe