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Author Topic: Pellets Vs Whole  (Read 5730 times)

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Re: Pellets Vs Whole
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2016, 07:18:22 PM »
I have a couple teaballs if my blonde ale needs more hops after kegging I may try and throw them in with my cascade hops
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Re: Pellets Vs Whole
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2018, 03:30:02 AM »
Not wanting to hi-jack the thread but i was wondering, do most people use a hop-bag or just throw their hops in the FV? recently used some whole hops and the resulting beer came out with zero hop profile. Perhaps the hop-bag prevented better isomerization of the hop oils??? any suggestions
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Re: Pellets Vs Whole
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2018, 07:52:33 AM »
this would be a good topic  :)

anyway, i just dump my dry hops in the fermenter about 5-7 days before kegging.
I have heard that if they are in a bag tight then they have enough surface area.
but if you leave the bag loose with room for the hops to swell then you should be fine.
what do you use leaf or pellets or both?
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Re: Pellets Vs Whole
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2018, 12:34:29 AM »
Pellets are much more compact so if storage space is limited that is a benefit over whole leaf. One argument/ theory I've read for pellets is that since the cones were pulverized into powder before being pressed, the oils are more readily put into the wort.

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