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Offline 303brews

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Hops in the keg
« on: June 05, 2016, 10:28:00 pm »
I dry hopped in a nylon bag in the keg with a string of floss tied to the handle so I could retrieve the bag. Went to take the hops out tonight, and the floss had gotten severed, and the hop bag is at the bottom of the keg. I don't have anything long enough that could be effectively sanitized. Should I worry about the hops staying in there?

Offline Stevie

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Re: Hops in the keg
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 10:40:32 pm »
Should be fine. I have a large mesh cylinder that I fill with 4-6 oz of pellets. I leave that in until the keg kicks. That is normally 3-4 weeks

Offline HoosierBrew

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Re: Hops in the keg
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 05:15:47 am »
I leave hops in keg until it kicks. No issues for me.
Jon H.

Offline tonyccopeland

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Re: Hops in the keg
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 05:36:46 am »
I also had problems retrieving hop bags (I was using Teflon tape), so one my last IIPA I just tossed the hops in a paint strainer bag and tie the open end in a knot and shove it in and leave until the keg kicks.  I haven't picked up and weird or grassy flavors.

-Tony

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Offline 303brews

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Re: Hops in the keg
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 07:29:35 pm »
Thanks everyone!