Never using whole hops again

Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:06 am

More Beer was out of centennial pellets when I went to grab the ingredients for my last brew. I grabbed the whole hops instead thinking I needed to leave with something (it didn't occur to me then that they were only my dry hops and I could have come back). Added them about a week ago and didn't realize that they do not sink like pellets do. I figured that was fine and the hoppy character just wouldnt be quite as intense. Well, I went to keg last night and they totally clogged my siphon and I left behind somewhere between a half gallon and a whole gallon.
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Re: Never using whole hops again

Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:30 am

There are ways around it, but yeah, they are kind of a pain in the ass even if you plan ahead for them. The only way I'll use them anymore is if they're fresh homegrown & in a hop back.
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Re: Never using whole hops again

Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:41 pm

Ozwald wrote:There are ways around it, but yeah, they are kind of a pain in the ass even if you plan ahead for them. The only way I'll use them anymore is if they're fresh homegrown & in a hop back.


If my hop plants can survive this crazy heat we are having in SoCal, I am definitely using those in something. Other than that, I just don't think its worth it. The beer tastes great and has awesome aromas, but it's kinda a pain in the butt. It was cool to hold, smell, and rub them haha.
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Re: Never using whole hops again

Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:13 pm

I prefer to use whole hops in the wort because they don't interfere at knock out, but pellet hops excel for dry hopping. And if some of the pellet hop debris comes over when I keg it falls out in the yeast mud, so who cares.

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Re: Never using whole hops again

Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:09 pm

Brewshki wrote:It was cool to hold, smell, and rub them haha.


We're still talking about ta-tas, right?
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Re: Never using whole hops again

Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:18 pm

Ozwald wrote:
Brewshki wrote:It was cool to hold, smell, and rub them haha.


We're still talking about ta-tas, right?


What else could we be talking about?
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Re: Never using whole hops again

Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:26 pm

If I can see them and touch them, then they are real...
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Re: Never using whole hops again

Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:41 pm

brewinhard wrote:If I can see them and touch them, then they are real...


+1! See, touch, lick, jiggle. Yup! Whole hops. :-D

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