Author Topic: Dry hop particles  (Read 158 times)

Offline Pope of Dope

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Dry hop particles
« on: July 23, 2019, 06:48:17 PM »
This topic has been debated over and over, but raising it again. In order to get the particles out from dry hoping I filter by covering the front end of my siphon with a mesh hop bag. I transfer to 2ndary, cold crash, then keg. If I don't transfer to 2nday I get green bits in the beer.  My question s: is there a better way? Do I really have to worry about oxygenation?  It's a hoppy beer anyways so won't last more than 3 Mo's anyways.
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Offline TeeDubb

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Re: Dry hop particles
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 08:17:53 PM »
If transfers are not managed properly, and/or if you take a while to finish the keg, then yes, oxygen ingress really matters with hoppy beers. I would try and avoid transfers, if possible. Put a fine mesh screen (with a lot of surface area) around your dip tube like shown here, or use one of those floating dip tubes. I've had good results with both.

http://scottjanish.com/my-favorite-way-to-dry-hop-loose-in-primary-and-kegs/

http://www.clearbeerdraughtsystem.com/info.html
https://www.williamsbrewing.com/Top-Draw-Beer-Pick-Up-Tube-P4643.aspx