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 Post subject: dry hopping
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:35 pm 
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suggestions, when I dry hop with pellets I find that most of them drop out on the bottom but some of them are left in suspension,when I put some of it in bottles I find that the spring loaded bottle filler I use gets blocked up after a couple of bottles , I was wondering if it would be an idea to put the pellets in a hop bag with a weight in what do you think Rodney


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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:02 pm 
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Stir them in. They'll sink within a few hours.

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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:48 pm 

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Do you dry hop in your fermenter? Try putting it in a fridge overnight, the hops should settle out and you can rack off without carrying too many hop bits with the beer.

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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:15 pm 
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I've used leaf hops to make a hop tea in a coffee jug. Wait three or four days for most of the CO2 is disperse. Let the hops steep for 20 minutes to let the boiling water cool. Press down the filter and pour into the FV. Repeat with another jug of boiling water to get the most out of the hops. I was pleased with the results

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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:10 am 
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ok ,so when I dry hop with pellets do I use them straight from fridge or do I let them warm a while before I put them in my fermenter (that's after 2 weeks fermentation) ?


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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:17 am 
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Straight in. No need to sanitise them either ;)

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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:57 am 
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Roger (my last post ) I should have said freezer not fridge I assume it wont make any difference


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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:16 am 
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Yeah, it's fine Rodney :)

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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:31 am 
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Roger I followed your instructions I put the hop pellets in after 2 weeks fermentation and stirred them in ,5 days later I have a film over the top about 3 mm thick , next Tuesday I will be putting it in bottles and a barrel , now do I scrape the crap off before I run it into the bottles and barrel?Rodney


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 Post subject: Re: dry hopping
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:24 am 
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Did you crash chill it too? Dropping the temp to 5C will stop the yeast in it's tracks and let the hops sink.

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