Hop Sock?

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  1. bigdaddy0442

    bigdaddy0442 New Member

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    Any one ever used a stainless spice ball in lieu of the cloth hop sock when boiling your hop additions. Obviously I use the BIAB approach.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Yeah, it works fine. Just remember the hops expand 2-3x so don't fill it full.
     
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    I've used metal tea infusers on small batches before. Seemed to work as effectively as a hop bag
     
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    I tried the tea balls twice.
    The first time, and the last time... :D
    I just use a paint strainer bag, cheap and easy, just like the.... never mind....
     
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    That's what I do too, I feel like I'm going to get better contact of I just throw it in without a sock.
     
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    In the other thread I talked about adding hops at high krauesen - another benefit: The yeast actually flocs out after the hops drop, so the yeast forms kind of a seal over the hop debris, preventing off-flavors....
     
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    I'm a toss them in at the same time as the yeast guy, but the premise doesn't change.
     

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