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Offline mr_jeffers

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Kegging With Homegrown Hops
« on: August 27, 2011, 04:17:55 AM »
'Tis the season, and I've got a healthy bine of Cascade and Chinook hops to pick from.  I've also got a rye pale ale I'll be kegging in a few days, and was thinking of trying to dry hop it in the keg.  I've got a few questions though.

1) From what I've read, the ratio of dry to wet hop weight is around 1oz dry = 4oz wet.  Sound about right?

2) Is it ok to put the cones in the hop sock whole, or will I get better results if I break them up a bit?  Any other suggestions for prepping the hops for their duty?


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Jeff
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Offline hopfenundmalz

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Re: Kegging With Homegrown Hops
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 04:59:34 AM »
A 5 to one is the accepted ratio.  Just put the hops in the sock.
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