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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2014, 09:24:19 AM »
I've been thinking it would be interesting to use one of those large stainless mesh tea infusers filled with hops in the keg just prior to kegging, then just leave it in.

The only thing on my shopping list for today is one of those tea infusers.

I've been using tea balls that I bought years ago which will fit in the neck of a better bottle, but I'd rather use something bigger like the infuser in my kegs.

Will be dry hopping later this week.

I like this really well - it's sort of a bigger version. Love it.

http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Dry-Hopper-with-twist-cap_p_155.html
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2014, 09:34:38 AM »
Now I need to price those infusers and make a decision.  Curses!
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2014, 09:37:53 AM »
I like this really well - it's sort of a bigger version. Love it.
http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Dry-Hopper-with-twist-cap_p_155.html

I wish there was one for a better bottle. I guess a scaled down version wouldn't hold much really. I'll just continue to go commando.

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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2014, 09:48:51 AM »
I bought two-inch (I think) stainless tea balls for the BB.  Get a bunch of them, fill each part way, and drop them in.

They fit just fine through the neck and can be tied off to pull them out.
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2014, 10:00:45 AM »
I like this really well - it's sort of a bigger version. Love it.
http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Dry-Hopper-with-twist-cap_p_155.html

I wish there was one for a better bottle. I guess a scaled down version wouldn't hold much really. I'll just continue to go commando.

I used to dry hop in a better bottle, and crammed a strainer bag full of dry hops through the neck. But for me, dry hopping in the keg with this thing is a dry hopper's dream - it's easy to pull the hops if you like, easy to add more, and obviously can be left in for the duration. Contains pretty nearly everything.
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2014, 10:05:01 AM »
Twisting my arm... I will bump one of these up ahead of a chugger pump. That puts it after a mill which I am in drastic need of.

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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2014, 10:22:09 AM »
Twisting my arm... I will bump one of these up ahead of a chugger pump. That puts it after a mill which I am in drastic need of.

It's only $$.  Hopefully your wife sees it that way  ;)
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2014, 11:36:08 AM »
Any idea what the diameter of that thing is?  Or, more precisely what I'm interested in, the width of the keg mouth?
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2014, 11:41:09 AM »
Any idea what the diameter of that thing is?  Or, more precisely what I'm interested in, the width of the keg mouth?

Not off the top of my head - roughly 3 -4".  I have standard 5 gallon cornies and it fits mine about identically to the picture on the link.
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2014, 03:38:43 PM »
I've been thinking it would be interesting to use one of those large stainless mesh tea infusers filled with hops in the keg just prior to kegging, then just leave it in.

The only thing on my shopping list for today is one of those tea infusers.

I've been using tea balls that I bought years ago which will fit in the neck of a better bottle, but I'd rather use something bigger like the infuser in my kegs.

Will be dry hopping later this week.

I do 2.5 gallon batches in better bottles and the Tea ball thing intrigues me. Do you find they are as effective as the 1 gallon strainer bags, or better? I've been reading that some like to sink the bag and others don't.
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2014, 04:04:03 PM »
If you don't add dry hips directly to the fermentor ... your a wimp .... just sayin. :P
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2014, 08:22:25 AM »
Dry hips chafe too much.
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2014, 08:28:16 AM »
I do 2.5 gallon batches in better bottles and the Tea ball thing intrigues me. Do you find they are as effective as the 1 gallon strainer bags, or better? I've been reading that some like to sink the bag and others don't.

I never used strainer bags.  I kinda like stainless and the effort to remove the bag from the carboy stopped me from ever going that route.

The only thing with the teaballs is that since they need to be small enough to fit through the neck of the carboy you need several.  You can't fill them more than half-way because the hops expand.  They're easy to clean, though, and they close securely.  Utilization is maybe reduced?  I dunno.
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2014, 10:08:20 AM »
I'm still trying to wrap my head around how you guys can fit all your dry hops into contraptions like these. If I tried to dry hop in tea balls, it would look like the world's largest string of Ben-Wa balls when I pull them out of the fermenter.
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Re: question about dry hop time frame.
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2014, 10:17:45 AM »
I'm still trying to wrap my head around how you guys can fit all your dry hops into contraptions like these. If I tried to dry hop in tea balls, it would look like the world's largest string of Ben-Wa balls when I pull them out of the fermenter.

That is outstanding   :D   Bravo.       But I agree.  That dry hop canister I use doesn't have any too much room left after an IPA or IIPA, so I can't imagine something that small.
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