Dry Hopping Problems

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Dry Hopping Problems

Postby manplant » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:06 pm

In the process of dry hopping a belgian tripel my hop bags came open in the secondary and some pellets were released into the secondary. How long will it take the hops to settle out, or am I going to have hop pieces in the beer?

Any suggestions on secondary dry hopping with glass carbuoys?
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Chill the carboy

Postby brewmeisterintng » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:36 pm

If you place the carboy in the refrig or cooler the hops will drop out of suspension allowing you to siphon off the beer. You may loose a little because the hops won't compact like yeast but you won't be straining hops through your teeth.
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Dry Hopping issues

Postby manplant » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:45 pm

Ill let it sit on the 2nd for 4-5 weeks and if no settling, Ill give this a try.
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