With the North Shore Brewers Competition less than a month away, I will be bottling my double IPA The Anti-Chris this weekend. I dry hopped the crap out of this beer. Not wanting any of the hop material to clog my siphon or make it into any of my bottles I used muslin bags for both of my dry hop additions.
I barely fit the first hop addition into my carboy. The hops kept bunching up inside the bag but I eventually made it work.
|First dry hop addition 14 days.|
|My second dry hop addition|
|I managed to squeeze all of this in there.|
|Both bags are in the carboy.|
The volume of the second dry hop addition displaced so much room inside the carboy that it pushed beer to almost the very top. Then the hops started to swell as they absorbed the beer. This pushed beer up through my airlock. I actually had to set up a blow-off tube to channel the beer away.
|If beer is being pushed out of my carboy, I’d prefer
it not be onto the floor.
Moving and lifting this thing on Sunday should be interesting. Not having to unclog my sipohon and bottling wand multiple times will make it worth it.
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