Quantcast

Hop pellets

Help Support The HomeBrew Forum:

purewhitesnow

New Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
12
Reaction score
2
Location
St Helens
Just a question about hop pellets (as a relative newcomer to home brewing). Currently brewing a Beerworks Mersey Dockers IPA kit and the instructions say to add the hops on day 5 and to cut them up into fine pieces and then add 500 ml of boiling water and then extract just the hops and add to the FV. Today is day 5 so I have followed these instructions however have realised that they are not actual hops rather the hop pellets which turned to mush in the hot water before I added to the FV.
Is this likely to spoil the brew or will it be ok??
 

Banbeer

Living La Vida Loca
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2015
Messages
1,889
Reaction score
1,107
It will be fine, but maybe next time just add them directly to the FV and not add any water, also if you add them to boiling water it can make them bitter so always allow the boiled water to cool to around 80° before adding the hops.
 

MickDundee

Landlord.
Joined
Jan 27, 2016
Messages
3,737
Reaction score
1,918
I do remember there’s one of the smaller kit manufacturers that recommends doing this and it’s been raised here before.

There should be no reason for doing what is instructed. Dry hop or make a hop tea, these kits seem to advise a bizarre mashup of the 2!

It won’t do any harm it’s just an unusual practice.
 

terrym

Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2015
Messages
6,918
Reaction score
3,883
Location
North Sussex
I often used to make up a hop tea ( more a sludge) and then chuck the lot in after it had cooled down. Go for it. athumb..
 

purewhitesnow

New Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
12
Reaction score
2
Location
St Helens
Thanks Terry.
I didn't let it cool down, I just dumped it in the FV and now worried its spoilt because of this. The green sludge just sat on the top so I gave it a gentle stir, again not sure whether I shouldve done that. Probably being paranoid!!
 

purewhitesnow

New Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
12
Reaction score
2
Location
St Helens
It will be fine, but maybe next time just add them directly to the FV and not add any water, also if you add them to boiling water it can make them bitter so always allow the boiled water to cool to around 80° before adding the hops.
Thanks for the heads up!
 

purewhitesnow

New Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
12
Reaction score
2
Location
St Helens
I do remember there’s one of the smaller kit manufacturers that recommends doing this and it’s been raised here before.

There should be no reason for doing what is instructed. Dry hop or make a hop tea, these kits seem to advise a bizarre mashup of the 2!

It won’t do any harm it’s just an unusual practice.
Thanks for the advice
 

jjsh

Landlord.
Joined
Jan 4, 2011
Messages
3,021
Reaction score
1,587
Location
East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
@purewhitesnow I once made a hop tea in a cafetiere, and when I went to pour it into my beer, the glass 'cup' bit of the cafetiere slipped out of its holder and fell into the beer along with the hops and hop tea. It was fine. Beer can be very forgiving. :laugh8:
 

purewhitesnow

New Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
12
Reaction score
2
Location
St Helens
@purewhitesnow I once made a hop tea in a cafetiere, and when I went to pour it into my beer, the glass 'cup' bit of the cafetiere slipped out of its holder and fell into the beer along with the hops and hop tea. It was fine. Beer can be very forgiving. :laugh8:
That's reassuring! Thanks
 
Top