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Dry Hopping Particles During Bottling

I just bottled an extract batch of the Dry Dock Pale Ale after dry hopping for a week. There was a fair amount of hop particles in primary, and I tried my best to siphon from the middle. However, I think a decent amount of hop trub made its way into the bottling bucket and I’m sure some of that made it into the bottles. Will this settle out after conditioning and refrigerating?

It should. When I’m in that situation I tie a sanitized hop bag around the end of the racking cane.

It will settle out with time. Cold conditioning will help speed that process along. In the future, try lining your bottling bucket with a sanitized paint strainer bag. This will help catch the larger particles. I also try to let my dry-hopped beers sit in the bottling bucket for at least a couple hours to allow a lot of the hop particles to fall below the level of the spigot.

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