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Re-use Hop Sock After Dry Hopping?

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Hey guys, 

Got a nylon hop sock that I'm using brand new for dry hopping... Would you guys clean and re-use? 

Anyone use them and do the hop flavour chunklets wash out OK? 

 

Eyyyy

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I’ve moved to a chux for dry hopping. Can just toss the bastard out after. I was using a sock and I think it was the cause of some weird flavours after a few uses. Pain in the arse to clean too

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I rinse under hot water and get all the gunk out. Then I chuck in a quick 40’degree wash with just star san and she’s good to go

im no tree hugger but we need to reuse more people. 

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5 minutes ago, PaddyBrew2 said:

I rinse under hot water and get all the gunk out. Then I chuck in a quick 40’degree wash with just star san and she’s good to go

im no tree hugger but we need to reuse more people. 

+1. Use hop socks in the boil and also in the dry hop. Quick wash with a couple of spoons of napisan or di san and they are good to go. I find i get about a year of use out of them before they start to fall apart. 

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19 minutes ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Is this taking the piss? It'd be pretty expensive buying a new one every brew 😂

Mainly meant do peeps just use them in the boil. 

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2 hours ago, Ben 10 said:

commando.

Except for NEIPA

Same lately dude, do you have a limit? Wasn't sure iff 100g was too much for commando

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15 hours ago, lamensterms said:

Hey guys, 

Got a nylon hop sock that I'm using brand new for dry hopping... Would you guys clean and re-use? 

Anyone use them and do the hop flavour chunklets wash out OK? 

 

Eyyyy

Use them in boil and for dry hopping. After use, they get a good rinse, a soak in sodium percarb and before use, a spray with stallarsan. I also use them inside out, so all the seams are on the outside and no hop matter gets caught in them. 

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I've been re-using mine for about 9 months now with no problems.

I give it a quick boil before using it or use Stellasan to sanitise it. 

Sometimes I find it goes a slightly dark yellow (probably from the beer) colour after a few brews but a quick soak in sodium perc fixes that problem.

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Yes, Boil and clean before first use. Then clean and sanitise after and before each brew. Using mine for my third brew now.

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