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Old 10-16-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Bland DIPA

Have a DIPA that just does not have any life.
Out of the fermenter tasted nice, but since I kegged and
carbed( 5 days) the taste is gone.
????

12 lb marris
1 lb C40
1 lb Munich
0.5 lb C120
0.5 lb Victory
3 oz chocolate malt

I also hopped it pretty well. ~81 IBUS

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Old 10-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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Dry hop it. I just started after years of thinking it wasn't necessary. Everything is so much better.

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Old 10-16-2011, 03:32 PM   #3
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What about if I am already carbonating?

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Old 10-17-2011, 04:49 PM   #4
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I've heard on here some guys say they put hops in a muslin bag and weight it down with some stainless nuts and use that in their kegs.

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Old 10-17-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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Keg dry hopping has saved many a beer that has faded or is imbalanced to the bitter side. I do it all the time.

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Old 10-17-2011, 05:02 PM   #6
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Did I have the process about right? I've never done it.

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Old 10-17-2011, 05:07 PM   #7
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I use a bag made of Swiss Voile or a nylon paint strainer bag. And yes, SS nuts/bolts, etc. work great. Some run floss or fishing line up through the lid, but I had a leak from that and just let it sit in the keg until done with the beer.


Make sure to leave plenty of extra space in the bag to account for hop expansion, otherwise you can wind up with the center of the hops never getting wet.

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Old 10-17-2011, 05:07 PM   #8
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Needs more kettle hops and dryhops.

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Old 10-18-2011, 03:15 AM   #9
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Will definitely try it. As far as quantity, dry hopping cold the same as dry hopping at room temp.?

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Will definitely try it. As far as quantity, dry hopping cold the same as dry hopping at room temp.?
Dry hopping for long periods at room temps can lead to a grassy flavor. You can dry hop cold for much longer. I currently have an IPA on tap that still has dryhops in it 1.5 months later (I need to drink faster).

I think most people recommend a max of 14 days dryhop at room temp with 7-10 days more common.

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