Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hop Bag Device

Here's a video of my version of making your own hop bag device for the brew kettle. I used this for the first time when making this video and brewed a black IPA 'Cascadian'. My concern with using this technique is whether I'll get the hop utilization I would normally get with my tried and true system of seperate hop bags for each addition and if the flavor/aroma qualities will come through. I'll report back here in a couple of days when this brew is finished fermenting. In the mean time, enjoy the flick and I'll see you on the flip side.






If you use this type of system, please leave a comment telling how you like it. Thanks from all who read Beer Diary...

5 comments:

littlehouseonthesandpit said...

I use a simpler design for most of my brews. I thought about the utilization but then realized that with mine, I can get the bag to hang directly over the upturn of the boil resulting in good contact with the moving liquid. I haven't noticed an issue with IBUs but would be interested to taste the same recipe with and without the sock, side by side.

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Beer Diary... said...

Hi littlehouseonthesandpit,
How do you mean that you can get the bag to hang directly over the boil? I have mine centered in the boil but maybe the top of the bag is too high, is this what you mean. Please elaborate a little. Thanks in advance,
mark

littlehouseonthesandpit said...

With the two rods going across as they do in my frame, I have a little more flexibility to position the hop bag anywhere in the boil. If the center is vigorous, I can put the frame near one edge of the pot and the bottom of the bag hangs over the boil up a little better, especially if I leave my metal ruler in the bag to weight it down a bit. I found that if I have the frame in the center, the bag shifts over to the side.

Beer Diary... said...

Thanks for the input. I see what you mean and I might be able to do the same with my device by removing one of the rods thus allowing my to shift it closer to the side of the keggle. Thanks again.

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