Crush Those Hop Pellets?

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Crush Those Hop Pellets?

Postby cleone » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:36 am

Is it recommended to crush hop pellets for the boil or just throw in whole?

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Postby BillyBock » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:15 am

No need to crush them--throw them in whole. The boil will break them apart.
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Hop bags

Postby brewmeisterintng » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:23 pm

It is advisable to use a hop bag for both whole and pellets. It is easier to remove them when the time comes. They come in both disposable and resuable types. I prefer the reusable secured with a small zip tie. There is enough junk left by the hot and cold breaks without having to worry about hops down there too. I siphon from my brew pot into my primary and still have a bunch of crud that makes it in. Yes, I have tried whirl pooling which helps. -James-
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