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Offline DandyMason

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Hops Bags
« on: November 13, 2011, 08:45:19 PM »
For those who use them, How do you clean your hop bags?

Can I just toss them in the washer?

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Re: Hops Bags
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 09:28:14 PM »
I'm yet to wash them in the washer. I usually just rinse them by hand without soap, and just make sure there are no particles in there. Then just lay them out on the rack to dry. I figure they're going to be boiled for an extended period of time, so that'll kill just about anything on there that I can't rinse off.

They seem pretty delicate, so I don't bother adding them to the wash ... but I'm sure yuou probably could and it wouldn't hurt anything.
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Re: Hops Bags
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 09:30:22 PM »
Yeah true good points... Probably not needed

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Re: Hops Bags
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 09:55:30 AM »
Yeah, I use the same method as Jake.
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Re: Hops Bags
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 10:25:33 AM »
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Yeah, I use the same method as Jake.
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Re: Hops Bags
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 03:43:00 PM »
To add a spin to this...I'm going to be using a hop bag with whole leaf hops in my secondary keg when pressure fermenting...this is to avoid issues like Jake faced with a stuck pressure transfer becasue of hop pellet particles.  Throw the hops in a bag and throw it in the secondary keg before pressure transferring.

I had the ideal of hand washing the bag, rinsing, then soaking in starsan.  After that fill the wet bag with hops and throw it in the secondary....anyone see a problem with that method?
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Re: Hops Bags
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 03:50:48 PM »
Nope.
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Re: Hops Bags
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 10:14:08 PM »
Nope - 2
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Re: Hops Bags
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 08:17:01 AM »
geez, I had to read my post again to see how I worded my question...thought you guys were just saying no with no explanation!
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