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Hop teabags

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:59 am
by mashy

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:02 pm
by Onthebrew
I think id prefer to use hops from dependable supplier and package them myself- i use something like this now for dry hops

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Homebrew-Stainless-Steel-Brew-Filter-Dry-Hopper-Home-Combo-Beer-Hop-Spider-UK/401500429082

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:46 pm
by TigNewton

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:28 pm
by mashy
Onthebrew wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:02 pm
I think id prefer to use hops from dependable supplier and package them myself- i use something like this now for dry hops

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Homebrew-Stainless-Steel-Brew-Filter-Dry-Hopper-Home-Combo-Beer-Hop-Spider-UK/401500429082
I have that self same thing. These are very convenient (although expensive they are v convenient - you could just order your recipe).
In this plastic fearing world - perhaps we should say no.

The supermarkets are also doing food grade veg bags too for 30p.

PS there hops a v good - this is my goto supplier after Malt Miller.

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:42 pm
by grooves
Not sure about the bag - but I have used this supplier to get a hold of hops not available from my usual sources - and in small amounts, and I had no problems at all. I'd recommend them.

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:32 pm
by Bigstew
Been getting my hops and yeast from these guys for 2 years now, hops and yeast have been first rate.

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:20 am
by mashy
Good info about the yeast. Waiting for it to be delivered now. Thought I would give it a go.

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:09 pm
by Onthebrew
Good reviews from m this supplier then, may have to give them a go myself.

Mashy - where does the plastic come in?

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:44 pm
by mashy
They quote "*REUSABLE NYLON MESH TEABAG" and I am (pestered by my wife) trying to use and buy less plastic.

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:49 pm
by Onthebrew
reusable is ok isnt it? i thought just single use was now public enemy number 1!

its quite hard being environmentally friendly when brewing isnt it. On brew day I go through about 30 litres worth of ashbec bottles, god knows how much water when chilling and thats even before you take CO2 into the equation!

Re: Hop teabags

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:03 pm
by mashy
I know what you mean. But I have a head start. I used to be 'tight' now I am 'environmentally friendly '.

Water is a annoying, but I really cannot think of a better way.