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Old 01-21-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default Dry hop in keg ?

Ok I brewed a Corona clone that turned out too weak IMHO. It has been in the keg for only about 5 days and is still at room temp . So can I just throw a fine mesh bag of leaf hops in for 5 days or so ? I did some searching and see some dont even take the bag out correct?
How do I go about this sanitize the bag and just throw in the hops?

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Old 01-21-2010, 01:23 AM   #2
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Check out northernbrewer.com They sell some stuff that's better for adding hops to the keg. The hop steeper looks like the best bet. I don't personally like using those mesh bags for adding hops after the boil.

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Old 01-21-2010, 01:42 AM   #3
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Check out the brew infuser on northern brewer. Its stainless mesh like a tea ball but can be slipped through the neck of a carboy or put in a keg. Personally I just sanitize a mesh bag and marbles add some hops and let it sink in the keg. I get it back out when its empty.

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Mac & Jack's use Hoff-Stevens kegs that have a bung in the side and they dry hop by attaching a hop sack directly to that.

If you use a corny, I wouldn't hesitate to open it up and drop in a hop sack.

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I was hopeing I could just use the bag I have and not order something . If I use the bag I have I could hop now instead of waiting a weak for that to be shipped.

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I dry hop all APAs and IPAs in the keg all the time with knee high panty hose (thanks swmbo) and some non flavored dental floss using pellets. I double wrap it in the stockings to make sure that no pellet goo clogs up my poppets and I have had excellent results.

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I used Hallertau hops in the beer will that be a good hop to use?

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Any aroma hop works. Some people even use high AA hops like Zeus. You should be fine with Hallertau.

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Cool thanks all.

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Check out the brew infuser on northern brewer. Its stainless mesh like a tea ball but can be slipped through the neck of a carboy or put in a keg. Personally I just sanitize a mesh bag and marbles add some hops and let it sink in the keg. I get it back out when its empty.
Just wanted to point out that the brew infuser rusts after a few uses. The chain isn't stainless steel, so if it gets wet, you get rust. Otherwise, good concept.
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