Subject: dry hopping alternative
Date: 1992-03-24 22:02:00 GMT
An alternative to dry hopping for aroma is using a hop tea. When
you boil your water and priming sugar, remove from heat, add your
aromatic hops and let them steep for afew minutes. Use a small gravy
strainer to remove the hop matter and bottle/keg as normal. Allowing the
hop aromatics to bypass the fermentation stage is another way of
ensureing a strong hop aroma without the worry of plugging and stopping
of your fermenter. I have used this method quite afew times and have
been quite satisfied. There is one catch. You will notice that your
beer has become cloudy once in the bottle. Not to worry, the beer will
clear up within the usual aging period.
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