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Best vessel to dry hop in?
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:46:41 PM »
Wondering what everyone thinks is the best vessel to dry hop in? Carboy, Conical, Bucket? Any thoughts?

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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 07:57:36 PM »

Wondering what everyone thinks is the best vessel to dry hop in? Carboy, Conical, Bucket? Any thoughts?

I go commando in my better bottles. Did the same with glass carboys.

Tried the bags once, complete PIA to get in and out.

Bucket would be easy, conical would be nice for dumping.

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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 08:28:30 PM »
I dry hop in buckets and/or kegs.  Whatever is convenient.
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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 09:20:25 PM »
I dry hop in buckets and/or kegs.  Whatever is convenient.

+1, if in buckets I usually go 5-7 days, if the keg, I leave them in until the keg kicks.
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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 09:46:43 PM »
Usually the final resting place for the beer.  Which for me is the keg.  Although I've also done it in plastic fermenters and glass.  Don't dry hop in the bottle...it'll make a mess eventually.
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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 09:50:48 PM »
Usually the final resting place for the beer.  Which for me is the keg.

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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 11:01:55 PM »
Carboy for me.

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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2014, 12:04:05 PM »
I dry hop in buckets and/or kegs.  Whatever is convenient.

+1, if in buckets I usually go 5-7 days, if the keg, I leave them in until the keg kicks.

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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2014, 02:16:44 PM »
I don't use buckets and dry-hopping in a better bottle is a PITA.  Dry hops go into the keg.  Leave them, pull them, whatever works.  Much easier than the fermenter, at least for me.

Same thing for oak chips, coffee beans, etc.
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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 02:24:25 PM »

Same thing for oak chips, coffee beans, etc.


Yep. I like to be able to pull a flavoring of any kind when I pour a pint and it's right where I want the flavor. No guesswork.
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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2014, 06:14:13 PM »
I rarely dry hop, but when I do, I prefer to use a stainless mesh tea ball or two.  They can be retrieved when desired, by simply suspending them with light monofilament fishing line or just leave them there.
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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2014, 06:27:35 PM »
I've just dipped my toe into dry hopping in the keg.  I used to dry hop in my fermenter (stainless steel bucket) but I have also begun to reuse and wash my yeast, so it is easier to wash the yeast and not worry about separating hop gunk if I dry hop in the keg.

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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2014, 08:21:38 AM »
Thanks for all the Awesome feedback. If I use my keg, would I bag them and then put in the keg or would I just put right in the keg? Would it matter if I used whole or pellet? Ive got an event in a few weeks and am currently planing on 3 kegs and serving thru a jockey box. My guess is that once someone gets some hop residue I would consider that keg kicked?
Again, Thanks for all the help.

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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2014, 08:57:47 AM »
In keg use whole cones and bag them.

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Re: Best vessel to dry hop in?
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2014, 02:18:45 PM »
I use pellets when I dry hop.  They go into a stainless tea infuser.  Not too much gets through the mesh, but you will get haze.  If the keg has settled the first few pours might have hop material.

I'll transfer to another keg for serving if clarity is a concern.
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