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Bottle Hopping

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6 years 2 months ago #722 by m3taL_Brewer
Bottle Hopping was created by m3taL_Brewer
Just thought id share somthing i done last week....

I had a Big Beer that i didnt have time to dry hop as it took 10 days to get through fermentation and i needed the fermenter for my next brew. As it was a big beer with a pretty low IBU it really needed a dry hop to mask the alcohol taste.

So when bottling, As i added the priming sugar i added 2 hop pellets (around .5 of a gram) to each bottle, then filled and capped as normal.

Over the next week i kept an eye on the contents of the bottles and i could see a lot of hop matter floating around like crazy and as they became fully carbed, the leaves began to drop out of suspension.

I then chilled beers for 48h before popping one and the result was Quite awesome, a nice floral dry hop note and flavor.

1 down fall was that you had to pour carefully and leave a little more than usual in the bottle or you end up with a lot of hop matter in your pint glass, however the result was great. I'll defiantly do it again in the same circumstance.

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6 years 2 months ago #723 by Pebbbles
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maybe pour using a tea strainer for the last couple of inches Jamie - just a thought - one cant waste that beer - Its too good :woohoo:

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6 years 2 months ago #724 by Dullahan Brewing
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What about using a hop oil jamo? With a baby medicine dropper, two drops in each bottle sorta thing?

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6 years 2 months ago #745 by m3taL_Brewer
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i just use what iv got on hand mate, just experiment and play with shit.. its just my nature!!

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6 years 2 months ago #746 by Pebbbles
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hoppity hop hops :)

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 11 Jul - 14:09

Just finished a good brew day, brewing an English Bitter or maybe it s a pale. Did a starter seemed to go well. But my picnic tap on my keg snapped so had to use a pair of plyers to pour. Nice n foamy :D

Gash - Sun 7 Jul - 09:45

Think you'll find the others will be like the grainfather app if they are set up correctly.

Keg - Thu 4 Jul - 20:15

Hi everyone, just wondering why the likes of BS, Brewfather ect specify a lower strike water volume than the sparge volume? The only one that does not is the Grainfather app.

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 20 Jun - 12:38

Very cold brew day in the shed. The fog is down to about 3 feet. ha. :O

Kegga - Sat 15 Jun - 22:23

Thanks drewtech ?

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