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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Slow, restricted flow
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:35:03 AM »
Thanks, I'll give that a shot.  Would it help to replace the gasket by any chance?  Would that make a difference?  I have a whole bag of 'em so would be relatively easy.  Just a bit of a pain as the keg is now full.  Like you said, maybe when I'm tightening the post it's twisting into the side of the keg blocking the flow.  Not sure if a new gasket would prevent that or not.  Strange how it wouldn't happen on any of my other kegs though...

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Kegging and Bottling / Slow, restricted flow
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:06:21 AM »
Hi, I am hoping someone can help me.  I have one keg in my inventory that has been having problems with flow into/out of the keg. When I siphon in through the Out disconnect, I can feel the flow is restricted as theres pressure when I am pumping the auto siphon.  It then takes about 5 times as long to siphon the 5 gallons.  Then, on the dispensing side, the flow out is a trickle. I've tried replacing the poppet on the original Liquid Out post, nothing.  I then replaced the Liquid Out post altogether, nothing.  Between every use, I completely disassemble the keg & clean/sanitize every part so I know its not something clogged.  The keg I just racked to was perfectly clean & sanitized but the flow was restricted even with the new Liquid Out post/poppet.

Does anyone have any ideas here as I am stumped?  Could the dip tube be a hair too long & is too tight against the bottom of the keg?  But on the other hand this keg used to flow fine.  Could there be anything on the Gas In side that could be causing an issue?  The only thing I have not replaced on the Liquid Out side is the gasket on the dip tub & the dip tube itself.  Would tightening the post too much cause any sort of restriction?  I'm at a loss here....

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Ask the Experts / Re: Ask the Experts: Mitch Steele on IPA
« on: October 18, 2012, 05:13:09 PM »
I have been homebrewing for 10+ years - bottling & kegging.  I never have gotten good results from dry hopping.  Currently, I put whole leaf hops in a hop bag, drop in keg & rack on top.  I then remove after 5-10 days & add another charge the same way (hop bag) if called for.

However, every time I've gotten just vegetal, grassy flavors regardless of the varietal used.  Because of this, I have cut out dry hopping in all my beers 100% & just add those same hops at flameout which provides exactly what I am looking for.

Do you have any clue what could be cause the unpleasant flavors in dry hopping using the procedures above?  Is late hopping just as effective & dry hopping unnecessary?

Thanks,
Jonathan

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