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    Half- Filtration

    Hey everyone,

    I've got a question about filtration. I've got a rye pale ale that I dry hopped with pellets at the rate of a pound a BBL( 15#s of hops). I wanted to serve it unfiltered but even after having it sit for over a week at 33 degrees I can't get the yeast or the pellets to drop out. I did not want to filter because I don't want to lose any of the aroma of the dry hops, but I am now thinking I might just filter 7 BBls and the transfer the remaining amount on top of the filtered beer so it will still be somewhat hazy but not as murky as it is now. Has anyone tried this and if so what were your results.
    thanks
    Kevin
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    Hey Kevin,
    I've done it several times with great results. From my experience (15bbls just like you) filtering the first half gave me good clarity and not filtering the second half left me with that additional flavor and aroma. My advice in the future is to drop yeast prior to dry hopping, this will help alot with clarity and dropping everything out before transfer.

    What method are you using to dry hop your pellets, through the prv port?
    Cheers,
    Mike Roy
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    Mike,

    Thanks for the reply! Yes I dropped my hops in throught the PRV port and I will filter through a plate and frame. Thanks for your help.

    Kevin

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    Kevin,
    Another couple of methods I've had really good success with are using a large muslin bag to drop your hops into via the prv port. Take your large muslin bag insert it into the prv port, holding or restricting it from falling in, fill it with your hops, tie it off, use some fishing line and tie that around the end of the bag. Then hoist it down into the fermenter, the thin line is not problem getting a gasket and clamp down upon it and if it's only sitting there for a wekk or so I wouldn't be too concerned about oxidation ect. The second way which works well is to grind the hops into a powder into a small soda keg with 160 degree water, then transfer it into your fermeter or brite tank.
    Cheers,
    Mike Roy
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    Quote Originally Posted by IncrediBREWmike
    Kevin,
    Another couple of methods I've had really good success with are using a large muslin bag to drop your hops into via the prv port. Take your large muslin bag insert it into the prv port, holding or restricting it from falling in, fill it with your hops, tie it off, use some fishing line and tie that around the end of the bag. Then hoist it down into the fermenter, the thin line is not problem getting a gasket and clamp down upon.
    When using whole hops, I weight the bag with a handful of sanitized S/S T/C caps.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
    POB 343
    New Albany, IN 47151

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