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Old 03-17-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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So, I bought a 1/4 keg of Yuengling because I needed a keg and I had people coming over Sat.

My homebrew went over better than I thought and I now have a lot of Yuengling sitting in my kegerator. Particularly "The Innkeeper" from Northern Brewer and some cider I had. This isn't an issue in of itself as I have room for 10-12 kegs in my cooler, but I will never drink the Yuengling. I don't despise it, but much like the jarred borscht in my pantry - it isn't the first thing I will grab.

Is there any way to make it more appealing? I considered using a hopback to give it more hop flavor/smell. Could I just stir in a couple drops of a hopshot from Northern Brewer into a pitcher? I could just fill 2 liters/milk jugs and drop them off to my favorite alcoholics or continue to invite people over every weekend.

I will have a irish stout on tap in a few weeks, I could mix them.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:30 PM   #2
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The hops shots are CO2 extracted bittering agents and don't really impart a lot in the way of flavor, just bitterness.

A hops back or randall would be a good idea if you want to go through all of that. If you belong to any clubs or organizations having any sorts of events soon, you can donate the keg to that.

This might also be a viable option....

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Old 03-17-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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I wish my non beer snob friends weren't pansies.

I saw some hops back online that looked like they were just mason jars with a in and a out that had a pickup tub with a piece of wire mesh over it.

I wonder if it will remove cosmoline. haha.

I guess I will just have to invite the neighbors over for a few beers and start giving my friends 2 liters.

A big sign out front that says "free beer" would probably take care of it in a few hours.

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