Author Topic: hop bag or no hop bag  (Read 3583 times)

Shakey_Dog

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hop bag or no hop bag
« on: October 15, 2004, 06:10:00 AM »
I have been using a hop bag for the last few years.  I do not remember noticing a diff. But that was long time and many beers ago.

Anybody know of any pros and cons to not using a hop bag over using one?

Don

SAHomeBrew

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Re: hop bag or no hop bag
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2004, 12:53:07 PM »
More trub in the bottom of the fermentor, Just make sure you use one big enough for the hops (pellets) to expand. I am assuming you are talking about pellets. otherwise there really is very little diff that I can tell.

I did make one brew with a bag that was too small, thought it was going to explode!   :o

Once pellets are rehydrated and the acids and oils come out of them they are useless.

I don't usually use one on my darker beers, because clarity is not an issue, but on my kolsh, pilsner, and IPA I do. (my latest kolsh I didn't have one, and now it's not clearing up  >:( )

Shakey_Dog

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Re: hop bag or no hop bag
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2004, 01:04:54 PM »
You got it. Pellet.  

I was reading on another forum how much some people hate them.  I have been using theme long enough now that I cannot really remember if there was really any diff. in bitterness or aroma.  I did not remember any nor did I think that it would make any diff.

I have 2 big bags that I re use to make sure that I have enough room.

Don

Triple_Freak

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Re: hop bag or no hop bag
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2004, 08:34:16 AM »
You're losing some utilization by using a hop bag.
I just toss mine in, and let them have their way.
When I drain off my keggle, I leave the trub behind.

 

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