by now I should no the answer to this, but...

Brewing processes and methods. How to brew using extract, partial or all-grain. Tips and tricks.

Moderator: slothrob

by now I should no the answer to this, but...

Postby bredmakr » Thu Aug 29, 2002 7:23 am

I use hop pellets and I put them in hop sacks. Should the hops be removed prior to chilling the wort? Or, can they be left in the kettle and removed after the chilled wort has been racked to the fermentor?
bredmakr
Double IPA
Double IPA
 
Posts: 175
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2001 11:34 am
Location: South Bend, IN, US

Hop Bag

Postby Team Beer » Thu Aug 29, 2002 12:22 pm

Personally I remove the bag about a minute or two before the end of my boil just to be safe. However the bag has been boiled in the wort so it should be fairly sanitary. Probably a bigger concern than contamination would be the longer you leave the bag steeping in the wort the more bitterness you will introduce.
Team Beer
Light Lager
Light Lager
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2001 6:20 pm

My 2.5 cents

Postby Freon12 » Thu Aug 29, 2002 3:29 pm

I would remove them as team suggests for the purpose of whirlpooling. I stir the wort around to a fast speed and let the wort set for 10-20min. covered. This settles the trub in the middle. The transfer to the kettle is remarkably clear after I do this and the hop bags can get in the way. I have also done the whirlpool with the bags in if there is a small amount hop weight.
I noticed the "dirty head" in the fermenter to be less dirty and the glass carboy easy to clean after a round of stirring.
Freon12
Strong Ale
Strong Ale
 
Posts: 404
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2001 8:27 pm
Location: WHITELAND, IN, US

Whirlpooling Q's

Postby Liquid Blur » Thu Aug 29, 2002 5:14 pm

Sorry for being so ingnorant on the subject but I'm just wondering why you would whirlpool. I know you said it makes the trub settle in the middle of the pot. Is this so you can syphon from the side and not worry about too much sediment. How many people actually syphon their wort from the pot to primary. I suppose if you were only doing a partial boil, say 3 gallons, you could just use a funnel and screen right? I'd appreciate any feedback you may have. This post isn't meant to contridict Freon in any way. Like I said I'm an ignorant noob and am just curious. Thanks,
Liquid Blur
Liquid Blur
Light Lager
Light Lager
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2002 5:50 pm

Only recently

Postby dartedplus » Thu Aug 29, 2002 9:43 pm

It was only recently that I did the whirlpool thing. Usually I just pour my kettle through a mesh thing that goes over my bucket to get most of the hops out. Plus, if I do it this way, I can put some hops in the mesh and as I pour the wort through it it kind of acts like a hopback if I want to get some additional hop character in the beer. But I will know more after this current batch of beer if it helps to clear it. I did notice that I left most of the hops in the kettle though. Ed
dartedplus
Strong Ale
Strong Ale
 
Posts: 341
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2001 12:33 am
Location: Hummelstown, PA, US

Guesses

Postby Freon12 » Sat Aug 31, 2002 7:24 am

I sometimes assume that everyone has the same equipment and process that I have, this is a mistake. I will try to be more clear on the next posts.
Anyway, I have taps in the side of the kettle about 1" above the bottom, as I do full 5 gallon boils(5.5gal) I prefer not to lift anything or mess with siphons. In mini mash batches it would be good to use a sanitized funnel with a screen. I believe the whirlpool leaves haze causing protien behind in the kettle along with any irish moss whether draining or siphoning from the side. Hopr this helps your beer!
S.
Freon12
Strong Ale
Strong Ale
 
Posts: 404
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2001 8:27 pm
Location: WHITELAND, IN, US

Thanks Freon!!!!

Postby Liquid Blur » Sat Aug 31, 2002 8:35 am

It all makes perfect sence now. Thanks a lot!!!
Blur
Liquid Blur
Light Lager
Light Lager
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2002 5:50 pm


Return to Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests