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Old 07-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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I have a piece of voile cloth zip-tied closed with 1oz. of Nugget hops in my keg right now. It's an IIPA, so I wanted as much fresh aroma as possible. Occasionally I see a spec of hop debris in my glass but I've never worried too much about that. The aroma is great though.

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Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #12
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I dry hop in keg exclusively now. The key is to drop your hops in keg (bagged and tied of course) and leave the keg at room temperature for 5 days then move keg to dispensing temperature on co2. 7-10 days later its good to go. I just finished keg of Zombie Dust clone with 2.5 oz of citra keg-dry hop and it had great intense aroma 3-4 weeks later

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:06 AM   #13
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I dry hopped in the keg recently at 40 degrees and notices grassy / vegetal flavors during the first few days, that then gave way to incredible aroma / flavor after a week or so.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:11 AM   #14
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I also like to dry hop in the keg with 1.5 ounces of Amarillo in my 1.054-ish Pale Ale or 2-3 ounces of Centennial in my IPA. I don't do secondaries, just rack from primary to corney and dry hop in there for 5 days or so. I boil a hop sock for 10 minutes then add hops either pellet or whole then suspend in the keg with a glass shot glass (also boiled with hop socks) to weight it down. I tie off the hop sock then suspend off the bottom using dental floss. I first was boiling the dental floss then gave up on that because it got tangled and decided to call it a sterile product right off the roll. Same theory for aluminum foil and plastic wrap for other brewery uses. Zero contamination issues with cheap store brand dental floss (unwaxed). It also allows me to seal the keg and pressurize to begin force carbonation without any leaks, the dental floss seems to allow the corney lid to seal without leaking. 30 psi for 48 hours then bleed off pressure and lower to dispensing pressure. Remove hops after 5 days works for me, I had a batch get a grassy flavor with Amarillo leaf after a week so I settled on 5 days. YMMV.

I hope this is helpful!

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #15
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I dry hopped in secondary and then also in Keg, 1oz. of Nugget each time. My hop sack is free in the keg, but I shook the keg to burst carb, so it got some "action", haha. Aromas are great, just like last time I brewed this version and hopefully they last straight through. Been 5 days of drinking it now.

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