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Old 04-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Arg!!!!! Hops clogging a very good IPA!

So I did something very stupid. I had heard of people dry hopping in the keg when they ran out of time and didn't get to do a secondary. So I thought what the hell and went for it. Two weeks later, I went to pour and, pfzzzzth. A little foam and then nothing with the tube full of hops. Dumb. Ass. So, I let it settle for a couple weeks thinking, well, Ill just rack to a new keg. Did this last night and poured one beer. It's GREAT! I just went to pour myself another beer and pfzzzzth. A little foam and the tube full of hops yet again. I thought I had gotten all of them but apparently not. I'm NOT going to re-rack this stupid thing every time I want a beer. Anyone got any suggestions besides throwing away the batch? Ill be really upset because I just tossed a batch of stout and a keg because it got full of some kind of mold....and it smelled like rubber. ARGGGGGG!!! Help!

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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did you use leaf or pellet? Maybe take the stem out, put a scrubbie on the end, and put it back? If you're going to do this more often you may want to shorten the stem a bit as well.

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How careful were you when you racked it to the second keg? If the keg was cold for those two weeks, all the hops should've theoretically dropped out of suspension.

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Get a dip tube screen.

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I had the same problem with a pale ale I kegged - I had dry hopped in secondary but had a problem racking to the keg and ended up with quite a bit of pellet hop residue in the keg. I had to rig up my CO2 line to a beer out disconnect, then backflush the keg dip tube to get the flow restarted. After doing this 3 or 4 times, I got most of the hop residue out and the rest of it cleared without clogging again within the next 4 or 5 pints.
Note - before connecting to the keg, vent the keg pressure to avoid getting beer into your regulator.

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did you use leaf or pellet? Maybe take the stem out, put a scrubbie on the end, and put it back? If you're going to do this more often you may want to shorten the stem a bit as well.
It was pellet. The second I dropped it in, I thought, "Oh crap, I should have put that in a sock.". Lesson learned. Ive got a biab sack I'm going to boil and put over the end of my autosiphon then try to rack again. Then I guess Ill try one of those dip tube hop screens next. I know one thing for sure though. Never going to do that again.
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