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bretniday:
Hello all, Im new to the AHA and all grain brewing for that matter. My question is, Im looking to do a dry Hop on a Lagunitas IPA clone and have never done this before. Is it safe to rack off to my keg hang the hops and purge any air from the keg off with CO2? Is this a common practice when dry hopping? what are some of your favorite methods of dry hopping?

blatz:

--- Quote from: bretniday on January 04, 2013, 05:43:41 PM ---Hello all, Im new to the AHA and all grain brewing for that matter. My question is, Im looking to do a dry Hop on a Lagunitas IPA clone and have never done this before. Is it safe to rack off to my keg hang the hops and purge any air from the keg off with CO2? Is this a common practice when dry hopping? what are some of your favorite methods of dry hopping?

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Yes - very common in fact - I typically put a couple ounces in the hop bag tie it off with some Teflon tape and snake it between the oring gasket and the lid.  Leave it long enough that it will pull the hops off midway through consumption.

james:
I do this with unwaxed/unflavored dental floss tied around a hop bag.  I only use whole leaf hops now, pellets always make such a mess.

bretniday:
Thanks guys for the feedback. Never thought of hanging the hop bag in that fashion, I was contemplating tacking a stainless hook on the inside of the lid. had seen it done before, but your idea is much simpler in the time frame im working with.
   So do you thin just set your carb to serve pressure and thats that? leaving the hops dangle till the keg runs dry?

blatz:

--- Quote from: bretniday on January 05, 2013, 01:59:50 PM ---Thanks guys for the feedback. Never thought of hanging the hop bag in that fashion, I was contemplating tacking a stainless hook on the inside of the lid. had seen it done before, but your idea is much simpler in the time frame im working with.
   So do you thin just set your carb to serve pressure and thats that? leaving the hops dangle till the keg runs dry?

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Yeah - sometimes I do and other times I pull them.  Lately I've been blasting them with 3oz/5gal in primary so I haven't needed to do so in the keg, but it's all up to you!

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