Ask Mr. Wizard

Hop bags


Mike Crimmins asks,

What are your thoughts or recommendations on using hop bags when brewing? I enjoy the hoppier spectrum of beers but also appreciate the pouring ease and cleaning convenience of keeping the hop pellets in bags. Do these bags diminish hop utilization?


My overall philosophy with brewing is extremely simple and goes something like this: “If the method works to produce good tasting beer with the desired aroma, stability, appearance and material yields —
Response by Ashton Lewis.