Dry-Hop in a FF Conical

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Dry-Hop in a FF Conical

Post by Gunner » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:15 pm

I am contemplating a small setup to dry hop in my fastferment (5gal batches) without having to open the lid... I was thinking a stainless steel ball (used for tea normally) with some rare-earth magnets inside. Using a large rare-earth magnet on top of the FF lid and when the hops are ready to be dropped, just removed the large magnet.

I know the good stainless is not magnetized, so my question... Will the rare-earth magnets inside the stainless steel ball taint my beer? is there a better way without opening the lid?

Please remember that I am very very new at this... LOL

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Re: Dry-Hop in a FF Conical

Post by Jimmy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:04 pm

Just an FYI, most of those stainless tea balls won't hold much for hops - hops absorb a crazy amount of liquid and will quickly expand inside the tea strainer.

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Re: Dry-Hop in a FF Conical

Post by darciandjenn » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:59 am

I don't know anything about the FastFerment, but I wouldn't worry too much about opening the lid for dry hopping....

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Re: Dry-Hop in a FF Conical

Post by Peterpasha » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:19 am

I open the lid in my FF to take a sample to determine if primary has finished and I've never had any problems with it. I have to do the same as you in about 5 days to add Cacao nibs.
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Re: Dry-Hop in a FF Conical

Post by EastCoastHoppers » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:53 am

Not sure if you are interested in anything already available of if you are more interested in DIY but Fast Ferment makes a really nice SS hop filter for their FF conicals. These fit both the 7.9g (30 L) and the 14g (53 L) fermenters. Here is a link if you are interested in checking it out:

https://eastcoasthoppers.ca/collections ... hop-filter

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