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  1. May 16, 2018 #1

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    I’ve just binned 22 ish litres of what was going to be a delightful hoppy IPA.

    This time I dry hopped without a bag. Thinking I’d filter through into the bottling bucket.

    What a mare ... filter kept on blocking. Lots of faffing... in out , in out .

    End result was a murky looking substance ... not worthy of the bottle.

    So I chucked it in a fit of emotional rage ! Tasted and smelled gorgeous before faff gate kicked in !!

    What’s the trick and approach with dry hopping then ? What did I do wrong ?

    Inconsolably weeping into the bucket , a very downbeat , wondering why, home brewer !


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    Hi!
    What type of filter were you using?
     
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    One of these .



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    Why did you decide to lose the bag? I always dry hop in a muslin bag or 'hop sock' without any issues.
     
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    I’d read somewhere that you get better aroma etc without the bag. That’ll teach me for not sticking with the bag. Such a tit !


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  6. May 16, 2018 #6

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    Cold crash. All the hops sink and compact on the botttom, no problem.
     
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    Is that during the dry hopping Iain ? Or post ?
    I dry hopped at 17 for 3 days. Would you then crash for another few days ?


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    It might be true, I have never tried without the bag! :)

    If you don't try these things you'll never know, but for me the bag just makes it so easy and you could always up the hop quantity a little to compensate?
     
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    That's exactly what I do, works for me :thumb:
     
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    Yup, exactly that.
     
  11. May 17, 2018 #11

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    Hi!
    I once had a brew that looked "bitty" so I racked through a colander with a muslin cloth in it. It was hard work, but it was successful.
    Your inline filter obviously couldn't cope with the quantity of hop debris.
    :(
     
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    I was about to say why on earth didn't you just pour the brew through a kitchen sieve? That would have removed all the bits, assuming you used leaf hops, but if it was pellets then a cold crash for a couple of days would have done the trick.
     
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    I think I had a bit of tantrum with it too.
    Lesson learned I suppose . The hard way.
    Oh well - best get another brew on Saturday.
    Can’t have the brew fridge sat empty !

    This time I will dry hop - but bag it this time.

    I’ll try the cold crash once I get a successful one out the way !

    Grrrrrr !


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    I never use a bag to dry hop, always put muslin over syphon before I transfer to bottling bucket, may get a slow transfer depending on hops used but always works


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    Looks like the fuel filter on me mobike. But as said, cold-crashing is the way. Has anyone noticed that beers which have had a lengthy cold-crash are immune to any subsequent chill haze? C'mon you must have!
     
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    Boil with leaf hops, dryhop with pellets. First one becomes part of the filterbed, second one drops to the bottom.
     
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    I dont have the ability to cold crash. I put my hops in a large paint strainer bag or two if using lots of hops. I weight the bag down with jumbo marbles.

    I have tried kman's method but with my auto syphon and most likely due to my stupidity :( never had a good result.
     
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    I used to use a muslin bag but admitedly I find chucking them in easier and potentially better although no scientific evidence to prove that just my gut feeling

    I do not have full cold crash ability either just chill the best I can and they drop out

    I had something similar once when I had loads of break material clogging up the syphon.. I have tried the muslin bag over syphon and like @dad_of_jon it never seems to work for me.. I ended up getting air bubbles and all sorts..


    Anyway, I have to say I fear you have probably dumped 22L of perfectly good beer :( gut wrenching
     
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    Nothing wrong with murky beers, if that was the only "problem" I definitely would have continued with the bottle.

    The blocking issue on the other hand, I can imagine why that would result in losing in your temper.
     
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    I use loose pellets too with no problem.

    Did you still have lots of hops in suspension? I don't use a filter but keep stick away from the bottom until the end with no trouble.

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