Originally Posted by Damoxemus
For you primary dry hoppers: do you re-pitch in the same yeast cake and if so is there anything you do to prevent the hops from accumulating in the yeast eg using a hop sock?
I don't pitch on cakes or even wash yeast anymore for that matter, but when I have used a hop sack I still get a good amount of hop debris in the trub. Not a huge amount, but enough that would make it hard to wash the yeast.
Originally Posted by chezhed
Question on dry hopping in the keg for first time doing this:
How long before you begin drinking?
I cold crashed a primary and siphoned into a cold keg on the bag of leaf hops and force carbed it with 30 lb charge and it is now in kegerator waiting....when do I get to try the results realistically? Normally I could begin consumption in about 5 days with the force carb.
I'd say you could drink it at 5 days like normal, but you might notice an improvement in aroma/flavor after a little more time. My keg hops seemed to be at their best after about 2 weeks.