Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > anyone try the dryhoppers for corney kegs?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
swackattack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 695
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default anyone try the dryhoppers for corney kegs?

Either from chad or stainless? Howd they work?

__________________
swackattack is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
Sheldon
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: woodbridge, va
Posts: 1,157
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default Dry hoppers

Here, here. I am also looking for input. I was told that dry hopping for more than 2 weeks causes a "grassy" taste in brews.

__________________
Sheldon is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 07:52 AM   #3
Tsnakemod
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: indianapolis, indiana
Posts: 4
Likes Given: 1

Default

how long is too long to dry hop. i have heard ii could leave it in the corny as i serve and should be fine. the longest i have left so far is 1 month and did not have anything but the hop flavor.

__________________
Tsnakemod is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #4
dinnerstick
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: utrecht, netherlands
Posts: 1,908
Liked 212 Times on 161 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swackattack View Post
Either from chad or stainless? Howd they work?
what does this mean??
__________________
dinnerstick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
jtejedor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 651
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I just use a fine mesh bag with a shot glass in it to weight it down and that works fine. As far as contact time with the hops I have left them in the keg for the life of the keg before and it was fine but I try to drink really hoppy beers fast.

__________________
jtejedor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
dbrewski
This is my User Title
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dbrewski's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Indeterminate
Posts: 1,019
Liked 51 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

Yes I keg hop all the time, I use those simple stainless screen tea "balls" that come apart. I find that you need to give a few days at least, like a week, then drink away. My kegs never last that long, so I'd say the longest is six weeks, and the flavor is fine. Right when you get to the bottom of the keg, you can tell when it's almost gone because the hops flavor gets more intense, and you do get a little grainy or grassy flavor out of it, but we're talking the last 2-3 pints before it kicks.

__________________
dbrewski is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #7
LovesIPA
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,460
Liked 198 Times on 150 Posts
Likes Given: 134

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swackattack View Post
Either from chad or stainless? Howd they work?
I pre-ordered mine from Chad and just got the shipping notice yesterday. It will be a month or so before I've gotten a chance to use it but if it works as well as the hop basket I bought from him I'll be very happy.
__________________

Immature: A word boring people use to describe fun people

LovesIPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #8
cupido76
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 71
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I've also just ordered one (from Stainless) and will report back with my findings.

I don't go through kegs as fast as some, but I also don't intend on leaving the hops in the keg until it's empty. My intention is to rack a keg after fermentation (and a cold crash) are complete, and only leave the hops on the beer for 1-2 weeks depending on the beer style. I'm then going to release air pressure, remove the hops/strainer (the pictures of the one from Stainless look like they have a little hook on the lid so I can remove it easily) slowly to prevent oxidation, then hook the CO2 back up and I'm ready to go.

Basically I'm going to dry hop later (during carbonation) and off the yeast, with the goal being to avoid having to rack to secondary at all.

__________________
cupido76 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corney kegs? jlatenight Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 26 02-02-2012 05:55 AM
Corney kegs cdach Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 12-30-2011 03:33 PM
Problems with Corney Kegs DoubleFisted DIY Projects 6 03-02-2011 08:20 PM
corney kegs in a kegerator? jasert39 Equipment/Sanitation 1 07-24-2010 02:17 PM
Corney Kegs near NJ? vanwolfhausen Equipment/Sanitation 4 05-22-2008 07:10 PM