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Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2013, 03:43:39 PM »
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Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2013, 04:00:56 PM »
Sorry, gotta up the ante.  I still use weighted fine mesh bags in a secondary or keg because they are cheap (and work), but I bought one of these lately to play around with  :


http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Dry-Hopper_p_155.html

Way bigger diameter for hops to circulate and give off their goodness.  Gonna report back soon on its effectiveness, but I love the design.

 


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Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2013, 01:22:24 PM »
Another vote here for the small size nylon fine-mesh bags with pellet hops, which I use all the time with no problems or hop debris.  Cinch the drawstrings tight kept closed with a good knot and there's no leakage.  Low-tech, inexpensive, decent flow-through, easy to clean and sanitize, and small footprint so low beer displacement.  I tie them off with teflon tape through the lid seal, or to the welded tab with a hole I have on the bottom of one of my keg lids.

I must say that the Stainless Brewing dry hopper is some real eye candy, and I see that the lid sits high enough in the keg that it is retrieved not via a tie off string, but with a sanitized metal hook that snags it easily enough. 
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Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2013, 02:26:36 AM »
I've done them in a stainless teaball without having any problems.

This +1 many times. The secret is not to move the keg, and everything settles down just fine.
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Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2013, 11:44:50 AM »
Fill fine mesh bag (not muslin bag) with hops and a weight (stainless nuts, tri-clamp, etc).

Tie mesh bag to a fishing bobber with a bit of fishing line (unused bobber/line).

Drop into keg.

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Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2013, 09:24:03 AM »
I keg hopped for the first time a few weeks ago.  I made the mistake of using the muslin bag instead of the women's stockings I bought.  I left the bag in too long and the beer started to taste like cotton.  The last gallon of it went down the drain.  Lesson learned.


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Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2013, 10:14:05 AM »
I keg hopped for the first time a few weeks ago.  I made the mistake of using the muslin bag instead of the women's stockings I bought.  I left the bag in too long and the beer started to taste like cotton.  The last gallon of it went down the drain.  Lesson learned.


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That sounds like oxidation to me. I've keg hoped with while cones in a cotton sack before and never noticed a cotton flavor and cotton tastes similar to paper.

The fine nylon bag worked just fine by the way. Lots of hop flavor and aroma no floaties
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Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2013, 10:45:08 AM »

I keg hopped for the first time a few weeks ago.  I made the mistake of using the muslin bag instead of the women's stockings I bought.  I left the bag in too long and the beer started to taste like cotton.  The last gallon of it went down the drain.  Lesson learned.


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That sounds like oxidation to me. I've keg hoped with while cones in a cotton sack before and never noticed a cotton flavor and cotton tastes similar to paper.

The fine nylon bag worked just fine by the way. Lots of hop flavor and aroma no floaties

Possibly but I don't know how.  I flush the keg with CO2 before racking.  I did leave the bag in for 2-3 weeks.  Definitely had cotton aftertaste so I assumed it was the bag.  I will definitely use the nylons next time and take the bag out after I get the desired aroma and flavor.  Keg hops absolutely impart a hop flavor.


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