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Do you leave the dry hops in the keg or pull them?

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Offline babalu87

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Dry hops, pull em or leave em?
« on: February 27, 2010, 06:46:09 AM »
I've had good results both ways but am leaning towards pulling them after a week at room temperature.

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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 06:47:36 AM »
I just leave them and have always had good results.

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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 07:39:00 AM »
I usually leave them but sometimes tie them up in a bag and fasten them to various positions to the pick up tube with a tie-wrap. They are self removing that way :)
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 07:49:29 AM »
I always dry hop at room temp with great results and beers I've pulled them from seem to be better, longer.
Then again maybe their only better longer because they are gone quicker  ;D
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 08:13:42 AM »
Mine don't last much longer than 2-3 weeks, so that could be a part of it.

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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 08:35:25 AM »
 put them in a hop bag and use dental floss [un flavored!!!] to hang them from the keg lid. this way a. they won't get stuck in the dip tube, and b. they automagically get taken out as the beer level drops.

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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 08:56:08 AM »
put them in a hop bag and use dental floss [un flavored!!!] to hang them from the keg lid. this way a. they won't get stuck in the dip tube, and b. they automagically get taken out as the beer level drops.

Teflon tape works great too
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 09:25:53 AM »
A keg lasts me 2 months on average and the hops stay in the whole time.
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 05:16:01 AM »
A keg lasts me 2 months on average and the hops stay in the whole time.

+1  For C hops, I usually pull Hallertau or other nobles after a couple of weeks though.  I've noticed they have a tendancy to get grassy after a while for some reason.
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or leave em?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2010, 05:36:12 AM »
Depends on the beer. Generally I leave them in the keg especially for American APA/IPA.
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or leave em?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2010, 05:46:22 AM »
I started pulling mine after 10 days to 2 weeks. When I left 'em, I started getting some grassyness over time..
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or leave em?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2010, 09:41:25 AM »
I started pulling mine after 10 days to 2 weeks. When I left 'em, I started getting some grassyness over time..
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or leave em?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2010, 09:44:01 AM »
Maybe I can't taste grassiness, or maybe I have a different definition of it than other people, but the only times I've ever noticed it was dry hopping with hops like Fuggle, EKG, or Saaz.  Since I almost always dry hop with American hops, I've never really found it in my beers.
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Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010, 09:49:49 AM »
I usually leave them but sometimes tie them up in a bag and fasten them to various positions to the pick up tube with a tie-wrap. They are self removing that way :)

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