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Re: Dryhopping in Conical
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2011, 02:25:56 PM »
According to Denny...he uses a Bazooka T on his outlet tube that keeps whole hops strained without clogging in his kettle. Based on that, it should work in a conical. I wouldn't want to risk it without trying it on a smaller scale, but I can't imagine why it wouldn't work.
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Re: Dryhopping in Conical
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2011, 02:27:55 PM »
According to Denny...he uses a Bazooka T on his outlet tube that keeps whole hops strained without clogging in his kettle. Based on that, it should work in a conical. I wouldn't want to risk it without trying, but I can't imagine why it wouldn't work.

Perhaps I might email John.

Maybe I will try it.  The worst thing I can foresee happening is that I'll have to rack with my cane the 'old fashioned way".

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Re: Dryhopping in Conical
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2011, 02:32:04 PM »

Perhaps I might email John.

Maybe I will try it.  The worst thing I can foresee happening is that I'll have to rack with my cane the 'old fashioned way".


Great idea! John should be able to shed some light on this topic.
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Re: Dryhopping in Conical
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2011, 02:41:39 PM »
email sent - will see what he says.
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Re: Dryhopping in Conical
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2011, 07:26:12 AM »
I think your biggest difficulty might be keeping the sure screen on the pickup.  If you use some sort of clamp, make sure it's good and sanitized.  I'd be tempted to boil both the sure screen and the clamp.

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Re: Dryhopping in Conical
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2011, 07:30:33 AM »
got a reply from John - he thought the surescreen would be a PITA and said to just stick with bags.


I think your biggest difficulty might be keeping the sure screen on the pickup.  If you use some sort of clamp, make sure it's good and sanitized.  I'd be tempted to boil both the sure screen and the clamp.

I thought about it  some more last night - you are right on, but on top of that, I am wondering if the yeast slurry would plug the screen.  I'll have to think about this more before attempting.
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Re: Dryhopping in Conical
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2011, 08:07:02 AM »
Hey Paul,  I dry hopped a few times in the conical (pellets & woman's nylon) but I found by the time I got to the 2nd keg it had lost some of the dry hops aroma. I now dry hop exclusively in the keg (pellets & woman's nylon). A week before the keg is to go into the Kegerator it gets dry hopped. Then I just leave them in the keg until it blows. YMMV.  Cheers!!!

well...as an update, I'm not too satisfied with the hop aroma in the second keg of this beer, so I guess I'll go back to the ole tried and true keg hopping - hopefully the grassy vegetal character my last batch picked up was merely an aberration - the 3-4 years prior that I had been doing this never gave me these problems. 
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Re: Dryhopping in Conical
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2011, 08:29:00 AM »
Hey Paul,  I dry hopped a few times in the conical (pellets & woman's nylon) but I found by the time I got to the 2nd keg it had lost some of the dry hops aroma. I now dry hop exclusively in the keg (pellets & woman's nylon). A week before the keg is to go into the Kegerator it gets dry hopped. Then I just leave them in the keg until it blows. YMMV.  Cheers!!!

well...as an update, I'm not too satisfied with the hop aroma in the second keg of this beer, so I guess I'll go back to the ole tried and true keg hopping - hopefully the grassy vegetal character my last batch picked up was merely an aberration - the 3-4 years prior that I had been doing this never gave me these problems. 

If you want to rejuvenate it you could warm the keg up to room temp & dry hop it for a week or so & then back into the kegerator? Just a thought.  Cheers!!!
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