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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 05:31:14 PM »
I'm scared of dry hopping in a corny with pellets - has anyone been brave enough to work up a solution for that?

I'm concerned that the little particles, even in a bag, will clog the poppets.
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2013, 06:46:30 AM »
In a fine mesh bag, I wouldn't think it would be a problem. But I haven't done it, so I guess I can't say for sure.
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2013, 07:12:02 AM »
if you use a muslin bag, its going to be a problem - if you use a nylon bag, I don't think it is going to be an issue. 
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2013, 07:26:01 AM »
Nylon stockings should work well without letting any hop debris through.
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2013, 07:45:39 AM »
I've used pellets in the nylon bags with no issues. When using the fine mesh bags nothing should escape that would cause a clog. Of course there are always variables where someone else may have different results.

It takes a lot to clog a poppet. For example I ferment in corny kegs and use the gas disconnects for the blowoff tubes. Even when there is a lot of blowoff there is never a fatal clog. When pumping out, sometimes there is a lot of yeast slurry before the beer flows, but it still flows.

Avoid the muslin bags and other stretchy larger mesh bags.I'm sure they must be good for grains or something but useless for anything I've used them for. Nylon bags just clean up with the garden hose or in the sink and can last for a long time if cared for. They are also good in the boil for containing pellets when larger loads are needed that can clog the plumbing :-)

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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2013, 11:05:08 AM »
Nylon stockings should work well without letting any hop debris through.

Excellent!
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2013, 11:20:34 AM »
Nylon stockings should work well without letting any hop debris through.

Excellent!

at least you have the benefit of not getting funny looks when going to the store to buy them :)

BTW, if using pellets to dryhop, I find the nylon 'socks' for paint sprayer pickup tubess are the perfect size and can be reused multiple times. :

http://www.dropclothsplus.com/pump-strainer-w-drawstring-2pk-lg/

I have found them much cheaper at SherwinWilliams, FYI
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2013, 11:09:47 AM »
Nylon stockings should work well without letting any hop debris through.

Excellent!

at least you have the benefit of not getting funny looks when going to the store to buy them :)

BTW, if using pellets to dryhop, I find the nylon 'socks' for paint sprayer pickup tubess are the perfect size and can be reused multiple times. :

http://www.dropclothsplus.com/pump-strainer-w-drawstring-2pk-lg/

I have found them much cheaper at SherwinWilliams, FYI

Even better. I only have pellets (storage space limits my hop hoard otherwise) and these seem like they might last a bit longer than a pair of knee-highs.
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2013, 11:28:12 AM »
Nylon stockings should work well without letting any hop debris through.

Excellent!

at least you have the benefit of not getting funny looks when going to the store to buy them :)

I must shop at a freaky CVS then, because they never bat an eye when I buy a box of nylons with a pack of zip-ties.
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2013, 11:33:09 AM »
Nylon stockings should work well without letting any hop debris through.

Excellent!

at least you have the benefit of not getting funny looks when going to the store to buy them :)

I must shop at a freaky CVS then, because they never bat an eye when I buy a box of nylons with a pack of zip-ties.

maybe they don't.  I'm an overly self concious person though...
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2013, 11:47:07 AM »
Nylon stockings should work well without letting any hop debris through.

Excellent!

at least you have the benefit of not getting funny looks when going to the store to buy them :)

I must shop at a freaky CVS then, because they never bat an eye when I buy a box of nylons with a pack of zip-ties.

maybe they don't.  I'm an overly self concious person though...
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Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2013, 01:02:19 PM »
I worked the register at a pharmacy during high school - few things interested me less than what people were buying.

I recall a few specific combinations that made me take notice. Condoms, bananas, and a single roll of toilet paper...
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Re: Re: Dry Hopping in a corny keg
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2013, 01:33:39 PM »
I worked the register at a pharmacy during high school - few things interested me less than what people were buying.

I recall a few specific combinations that made me take notice. Condoms, bananas, and a single roll of toilet paper...

That was you the night of my high school graduation? ;)

I have a whole treasure trove of stories from my retail pharmacy days...
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