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 Post subject: Best Way to Dry 'Em
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:53 pm 
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I have a dehydrator on the way, but in the mean time, have 1 lb of fresh Cascades to start drying or just vac-seal and freeze for a wet-hop addition.

Thoughts? Too humid in S. IL to dry in garage or outside. Thinking of spreading out on newspaper in basement maybe in my brew room where I have a dehumidifier running.

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Box Fan and sandwich then between 2 pieces of screen or household air filters

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:47 pm 
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Brandon wrote:
Box Fan and sandwich then between 2 pieces of screen or household air filters


I can do that tomorrow or the next day.....in the meantime I have 'em on a towel on the floor in my basement with the exhaust from my dehumidifier blowing across them..I figure I'll look at box fan and filters while at work tomorrow.

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Starting wt just over 1lb now 4 oz. Think they're dry? It's been 48-hours.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:19 am 
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TimmyR wrote:
Starting wt just over 1lb now 4 oz. Think they're dry? It's been 48-hours.

You should be able to tell by how they feel. that certainly is a lot of water weight lost so it seems as though they'd be done.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:23 am 
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The rule of thumb I've heard for using wet hops is to use around 5 times the amount you'd use for a dried hop addition. I would think that using the box fan method for 48 hours would do the trick. You could let them go for another 12 hrs, weigh them again...

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