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Offline Jake

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Dry Hopping with Leaf Hops
« on: October 18, 2011, 10:10:24 PM »
Anyone here ever dry-hop with leaf hops? To date I've only used pellet, which will disolve and not clog my ball valve, but I wouldn't mind dry-hopping my blonde with some leaf czech saaz. I've read that some people will use a special type of fine screen to do so. Anyone know any simple tricks to keeping the hops contained ? Would like to do it in coming days
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Re: Dry Hopping with Leaf Hops
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 10:18:32 PM »
Jake - In my experience a nylon bag works fine. You can just drop in in the boil kettle or clip it to the rim. You can get them many places, but I got mine at Scoop and Save.
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Re: Dry Hopping with Leaf Hops
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 10:20:37 PM »
Oops, just noticed you said "dry hop". But I have had similar success using a nylon bag to dry hop. Just ensure you sanitize the bag.
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Re: Dry Hopping with Leaf Hops
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 11:14:49 PM »
sanatize bag and a big marble put marble in with leafhops and bammmmmmm !!!!!
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Re: Dry Hopping with Leaf Hops
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 06:01:48 AM »
I picked up a hops screen that goes on the bottom of the dip tube in the keg. Stainless steel mesh that slides on to the tube.
I have been hopsbag free, just throw the leaves in the keg with the screen on the bottom of the dip tube and bam.

If you want, I can look at getting you one or more the next time I'm South, I think they were around $7 landed back here as part of a bulk shipment, but don't quote me at  6 am.

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Re: Dry Hopping with Leaf Hops
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 11:28:32 AM »
Those things work well even with pellet hops?
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