Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Dry Hopping Advice
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2009, 10:31 PM   #21
roylee
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 98
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

As I read this it seems some just put the hops bag in the cornie. My question is doesn't that plug the out tube? I tried the floss deal and couldn't get a decent seal and would rather let a bag of leaves float if it wouldn't plug things up.

__________________
roylee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 01:28 AM   #22
Wild Duk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 317
Default

Some cornies have a little nub on the inside of the lid. Get yourself a stainless hoseclamp, attach it to the nub, and use dental floss or fishing string to tie the sack to the clamp. Sink the hop sack about 1/2 down the keg... Maybe use a weight in the bag to help it sink...

__________________
Wild Duk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 01:53 AM   #23
conpewter
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
conpewter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Dundee, Illinois
Posts: 5,133
Liked 43 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Also you may want to remove the hops after 7-10 days to keep from getting grassy flavors, that's why you don't want to just throw the sack in the keg.

__________________

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

Primary: Nothin
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash

conpewter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 03:28 AM   #24
bearduncle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 29
Default

The only brew that I've ever had explode was the last time I tried dry hopping. All the surviving bottles were super gushers. Any chance that the whole hops I used were unsanitary??

I reasoned that the lupulin would have killed off any wild buggers, but was wondering if anyone had a similar experience...

__________________

... the more variety there is in a man's madness the happier he is...

--Beard Uncle Brews--

bearduncle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 03:38 AM   #25
cdburg
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 352
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bearduncle View Post
The only brew that I've ever had explode was the last time I tried dry hopping. All the surviving bottles were super gushers. Any chance that the whole hops I used were unsanitary??

I reasoned that the lupulin would have killed off any wild buggers, but was wondering if anyone had a similar experience...
While it is possible, I would highly doubt that you got anything from the hops. Everything I've ever heard, even from the pros, said that they've never experienced contamination from dry hopping. Hops themselves have an antiseptic quality. The alcohol in the beer also makes it pretty tough for anything to grow.
__________________
cdburg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #26
Homercidal
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 24,385
Liked 2427 Times on 1714 Posts
Likes Given: 1377

Default

Well, I won't be kegging this one. I don't have one available at this time. Plus I wanted to bottle to split the batch 50/50 with the friend who helped brew. (Well, he helped crush grains. After that he watched movies on his laptop with another friend. At least I got a bunch of Zatoichi moves out of the deal!)

__________________
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2009, 04:35 PM   #27
joety
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
joety's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Germantown Wisconsin
Posts: 1,446
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdburg View Post
The alcohol in the beer also makes it pretty tough for anything to grow.
Perhaps, but gusher bugs do happen even if very infrequently and they can 100% attenuate your beer, so they have no issues with the alcohol.
__________________
Conical 1 - Forbidden Fruit Calypso IPA
Conical 2 - Empty
Carboys - Bavarian Dunkel

Secondaries - None
Lagering in Kegs - None

Kegged: Belgian Dirty Blonde Trappist Ale, Bourbon County Stout, BLC
Bottled: Oaked Bourbon Porter
Planned: Chocolate Cherry Stout
joety is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dry hopping in conical advice Jumbo82 General Techniques 7 05-05-2009 05:13 PM
Need dry hopping advice Home Brewski General Techniques 8 03-02-2008 02:51 AM
Some hop advice please? (Dry hopping) Kevin K General Techniques 11 01-15-2008 12:59 PM
Dry Hopping advice kvh General Techniques 16 09-28-2006 11:14 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS