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Offline fmader

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Dry hopping in a keg
« on: October 29, 2013, 02:19:50 PM »
For those of you who suspend hops in your kegs... Do you leave them in it for the duration of the keg? Take out? Replenish? Any info on this practice would be nice since I'm new to the kegging game!
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Re: Dry hopping in a keg
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 02:27:22 PM »
I like to use whole hops, in socks, tucked in behind the dip tube.  I'll let the keg set at 68* for a week then it goes to service temperature until it's gone. Don't remove the hops unless you're going to sit on the beer for a rediculously long time.
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Re: Dry hopping in a keg
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 02:56:02 PM »
For me it depends on how delicate the beer is. A big malty IPA? Leave em in. A session blonde? Pull em after x time.

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Re: Dry hopping in a keg
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 03:15:04 PM »
I add hops in a piece of nylon hose , weighted with marbles and tied shut, at kegging and leave 'em in.
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Re: Dry hopping in a keg
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 03:20:07 PM »
I add hops in a piece of nylon hose , weighted with marbles and tied shut, at kegging and leave 'em in.

This is the answer that I was hoping for, Jon! Works for me
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Re: Dry hopping in a keg
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 03:20:41 PM »
Here's your experiment: Leave them in the whole time.  Make thorough tasting notes every time you drink it, being sure to note the date.  When you finish the keg look back at your notes to determine the best length of time for that beer.  For future brews leave the beer on the dry hop for that amount of time, then pull or filter.  You'll then have a full keg dry hopped to your exact preference!
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