If you grow your own hops for making beer, you need a way to dry them quickly and safely before storing them away. This video show you how to make a simple, …
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October 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm
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Beer, Drying, Hops, System
Seems a lot of trouble.if your going to freeze them do it fresh and wet.they will keep the same.don’t thaw them out though just add them frozen to the wort.
Don’t think you should expose the hops to sunlight as they are very volatile and will loose flavour
What about an idea to use an infrared bulb? The same bulb farmers use here to heat small chicken (till they are 10 days old or so)…Just hang it above, then can put a bigger layer of hops, mix them from time to time? I will try myself something new this autumn, when I have my first bigger hops yield…Of course, such a bulb itself is quite expensive, and uses around 150-200 W of electricity…But I wonder how efficient it might be. And what about trying a herb dryer?
Note that the “heater” in this case is a light bulb turned away from the hops – so the amount of heat is very sutle and not likely to adversely affect the hops.
Well, my two cents – you could also buy some wooden planks, then make frames some 2 inches in height, with ~ inch feet, hammer the mesh on their bottom, and stack the frames on each other. And I do not think drying with air heater is a good idea – your hops should dry in room temperature and slowly…
great video, hops like to be dried in a dark place though.
Great Video, no waffle, no background music, no special effects just useful information, well presented, nicely edited together, thanks.
Awesome. Really informative. Will give this a try! Thanks
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