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fergi

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hi guys well ive got a coopers pale ale going with 1kg lme and 200 brown sugar and coopers yeast,and 21 litres total. the hops i have here are cluster 6-8%AA i dont want to have them too hoppy as i have a couple of lagers brewed wich have a nice strong hops flavour. so after just a hint of hop character.how much do you guys recomend and i am putting them into secondry in a couple of days when i rack do i put them in dry or do i boil them and add them that way,
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Ross

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Fergi,

Are they plugs or pellets?

If plugs i usually add 2 to the secondary (no boiling), but if you are after a more subtle addition stick with one. (P.S. the AA value dosn't come into affect when dry hopping).
Personally i I don't like dry hopping with pellets - had some very mixed results with very "grassy" effects...
 

fergi

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ross they look like chicken pellets so i guess they are pellets, maybe i will boil then add.to secondry,how long will i boil for and how much water do i boil in
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Pellets used as dry hops often add a grassy taste to the beer. Best to add them to your wort just after the heat is turned off under it.

Put your pellets in a cup, boil in the microwave for a minute. A one-cup plunger type coffee pot can then be used to seperate the pellets from the hop tea.

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Brilliant JM. The old coffee plunger trick.

I've been trying all kinds of ways to strain the dregs out of hops pellets.

Thanks.
 

fergi

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jovial .not quite sure by what you mean boil for 1 minute in microwave.and also do you add water, would i add say 1/2 cup of water put say 10 grms pellets in water then put in micro for 1 minute or wait until it boils in cup then leave in for 1 minute
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yes Fergi, about a teacup of water, and boil for a minute.

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fergi

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thanks jovial,i am secondrying tomorrow"IS THAT A WORD?" so i will put hops in straight away ,i plan on leaving in secondry for 7 days,,sound ok
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fergi
 

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