when I dry hop in the keg, I use bags if it is whole hops, but stainless tea cages (balls) if it is pellet hops. For whole hops I weight the bag so the hops go to the bottom instead of floating, the balls just drop down there anyway. Problem is when you want to retrieve the hops to make sure they're not in there too long (grassy flavors).
So I had this idea of a hop hook attached to the corny lid. So far so good, I took an old lid so if I ruined it no big loss. I sanded the lid area down, and sanded the stainless s-hook (bent in half). Using normal plumbers lead-free solder and flux I tried twice to get both parts soldered together. Problem is, the SS hook just will not let the solder flow over it. I tried twice, it is not a matter of heat, the darn wire was glowing at one point. The first time it just popped off under a little pressure. This time it appears to be holding but I think it is only because of the massive blob of solder mushroom-capping it in place.
Any advice is welcome.