Tigermoth
I have only ever done dry hopping in the conventional way but what about using hop tea instead of dry hopping for less rubbish in the FV. Has any of you done this and what are the results like, your method etc.
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Pinto
Haven't used a hop tea since my kit days personally.  I never found it gave the same intensity as dry hopping.  If you're worried about hop debris in the FV/Secondary, I'd reccomend placing your dry hops in a hop bag or tea infuser ball before placing them in the beer.

Another option is to speak to crossmyloof - they can make up hop "teabags" of your choice to place in your beer.
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Tigermoth
Thanks Pinto. I thought about that but the neck of the secondary fermenter is quite narrow but I guess I could feed them in as my hop bag has heaps of room in it, I just thought it would be less rubbish to worry about when syphoning into my bottling vessel. I've never bothered with hop teas before but the thought crossed my mind. 
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GHW
I agree, the few times I’ve done them it was nothing like dry hopping
No reason you couldn’t do it, I just wouldn’t expect the same results.
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Pesho77
Ive heard the yeast "reacts" with the hops so it is different, they should drop clear though.

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Clibit
Pesho77 wrote:
Ive heard the yeast "reacts" with the hops so it is different, they should drop clear though.

 Pesh


I do hop teas sometimes at bottling time if I want more hoppiness. I do them in a big cafetiere.  They are different to dry hopping - the water is hot and contact time is a lot less. But I steep the hops for longer than most people, often an hour or two, at maybe 80C ish. 
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Tigermoth
Thanks guys, seems like staying with tried and true is the way to go.
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Clibit
Tigermoth wrote:
Thanks guys, seems like staying with tried and true is the way to go.


Yes my view is that dry hopping is fantastic, hop teas can be very useful if you are underwhelmed with the hop character after fermentation.
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BrewCat
Clibit wrote:


But I steep the hops for longer than most people, often an hour or two, at maybe 80C ish. 


How do you maintain the temp for an hour?
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Clibit
BrewCat wrote:


How do you maintain the temp for an hour?


I don't! I just start it at around 80C and leave it. As long as it takes to get bottles ready, rack the beer etc. It's not an exact science, in my house.
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