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Bottling Day Today For Camilla's Folly.....Hop Sack Question

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     It's finally time to bottle this batch. I've cold crashed in the refrigerator for 3 days after a 21 day fermentation. Although I've tilted the LBK back away from the spigot to keep the trub from clogging up the works during bottling; I still have a huge sack of hops floating on top. What do you guys do when you have a hop sack to deal with? I was thinking about plucking it out with a sterilized set of tongs before beginning the bottling or just leaving it and using a small strainer to keep the spigot clean. Any tips?

 

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usually I wash hands - soap & water good rinse - then grab the sticking out bit without putting fingers in wort and remove it - yeah sanitized tongs are good. I have used tongs.

 

Since you are sanitizing bottles, you will have some liquid to sanitize tongs.

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Per Josh's suggestion, I have been removing the hop sack before crashing. Works very nicely. I use a long-tined fork, and snag the part that is above the wort.

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make sure ur sanitized thong can pick up the hop sack consistently, I had to throw my thong away bcuz it fell apart when I tried to "pluck" out the hop sack

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make sure ur sanitized thong can pick up the hop sack consistently, I had to throw my thong away bcuz it fell apart when I tried to "pluck" out the hop sack

Sounds like it was time of a new one anyway. :-D

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isn't the Camilla's folly brewed with the CAL? got a new kit for a good frnd and trying to get he&his g/f to brew a Camilla's folly instead of brewing it straight up.

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make sure ur sanitized thong can pick up the hop sack consistently, I had to throw my thong away bcuz it fell apart when I tried to "pluck" out the hop sack

 

My wife would be very mad if I threw one of her thongs away  :)

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