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Old 02-19-2008, 03:13 AM   #1
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I have a beer that has been aging in a corny, and I would like to do a second dry hop with some pellets that I have laying around ( i know, spare me). What would be the best way to add these to the keg? I was thinking about tea bag material. Anybody done this yet?

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Old 02-19-2008, 03:30 AM   #2
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I do it quite often. I one of these:http://morebeer.com/view_product/15685/102209 The bag is dedicated to dry hopping only, and I boil it before I put it in the keg and after I take it out.

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Old 02-19-2008, 04:06 AM   #3
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I do it quite often. I one of these:http://morebeer.com/view_product/15685/102209 The bag is dedicated to dry hopping only, and I boil it before I put it in the keg and after I take it out.
thanks for the repply. i do use those in fermenter, but wasn't sure if they would be good out of a serving vessel. glad to hear it works for you. i guess it's no big deal if there is a small amount of particulate for the first pull.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:51 AM   #4
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I used a bag like that, too. It worked fine, but the last time I used a large stainless steel tea ball. I just sanitized, and added some leaf hops. That worked great, but I'm not sure how well it would work with pellets.

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Old 02-19-2008, 12:06 PM   #5
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I used a paint straining bag. I think it was like $6.00 for a pack of three at the local hardware store.

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Old 02-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #6
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I use a stainless Tea Ball. Drop it in Starsan for a minute, put your hops in, drop it in the keg. Works like a champ.

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Thanks again everybody. I have the tea strainers too. I was thinking that a press and seal diy teabag might be good for keg, but have not seen it. They come in large sizes too.

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I prefer to keep the hop bits from floating around in the beer. Those tea bags look to be effective. On my last IPA I used a knee high pantyhose, new and carefully cleaned, of course. I used leaf hops, though, so that's a little different than pellet.

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To be totally ghetto, you can use women's knee-highs, for sale in just about every grocery store and drugstore in the country. I use them for both grain-bags to steep and as hop bags in my boil and secondary (for dry-hopping.)

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To be totally ghetto, you can use women's knee-highs, for sale in just about every grocery store and drugstore in the country. I use them for both grain-bags to steep and as hop bags in my boil and secondary (for dry-hopping.)
Yeah, good idea. I'm finding I can't get much hops into one of SWMBO's thongs.
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