DetailsThe 3 inch Stainless Steel Hop Ball holds about 1 oz. of hops securely without releasing debris into your wort. You can use it to dry hop in your keg, or for hop additions in the boil. The hop ball will not fit in carboys or Better Bottles.
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3.8 / 5.072 Reviewsbetter using less hops per ballPros: Contains the hops very well. Use 2 or more if you need more hops. less hops poured into the fermenter._x000D__x000D_Cons: if you put in 1 oz of pellet hops they expand and fill the ball. I would think this cuts down on the hop utilization._x000D__x000D_ Next time I will only use 1/2 oz per ball.February 26, 2013Wort FreeThis hop ball worked great in keeping debris out of my wort which is usually a problem when I add the hops directly to the kettle. The ball sometimes is a little too small for recipes that request a lot of hops-but still worked well.March 24, 2013Hop Tea Anyone?Better than a bag and allows some dry hopping with pellets, however I would suggest using leaf hops for dry hopping whenever possible. _x000D__x000D_We did make some hop tea with this, works fine. Taste? Hot hops aren't so good.March 26, 2013you need more than oneThese are inexpensive and work well. I am on my third one. The first one lasted through five 5 gallons brews and the hindge broke. I realized for beer kits that are hoppy you need more than one. I purchased tow the next time and treat them a little more gingerly and I am pleased with their results. They are worth the little money they cost.March 30, 2013Works greatWorks great for dry hopping in a keg I plan on using it for other things as well such as peppers. Do not use it in the boil it will pop open. Great item for the priceMay 31, 2013usefuli don't use these anymore since free-floating hops in the boil tend to get more utilized and if you secondary or primary for a little longer there is little to no hop residue in the final draft.July 8, 2013They work well and are really cool.First, Don't cram 1 oz. of hops in these! Hops swell -A LOT- i would use like 3 Balls for 1 oz. they work fairly well then. Ultimately, they are just cool. Muslin works just the same really but, you can reuse these and they are just neat to have with all your other stainless equipment. You need several though.September 18, 2013Good for small additionsI use these mainly with my 5 gallon brews for late additions. They have a low capacity of about 1 oz of hops, so they work well for smaller additions but anything larger they are too full. Wish they would make a slightly larger model as I am satisfied with everything but the size.February 20, 2014easy to usethese are very easy to use but low capacity. Works pretty well for dry hopping but plan to purchase a larger product or just keep using the bagsMarch 6, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 4 answersCan these be used with pellet hops? Like to try something other than hop bags, but I use pellets instead of leaf.BEST ANSWER: I purchased the Hop Ball's for use with pellets with the objective of minimizing solids in the final product, especially when several different hop injections ate used in the process. Since I have not brewed since the purchase I cannot report on the success in relation to the objective, sorry.How many people have dry hopped with these? I have tons of them and I love using them during the boil. But does anybody know how the stainless steel holds up for a week long soak in the secondary? I'm sure it's not the highest grade stainless.BEST ANSWER: We have had no issues, these work vary well. You do need a few of these though, because as the hops soak they expand. We try to only put 3/4 of an pack in each one. You also might want to put a marble in also to get it to sink, but we have not done that as everything has work out so far.