I kegged 10-gallons of my "American Homebrew Day" IPA and force carb'd it. I'm now pouring lots of dry hops floaters that apparently got pulled in from the fermenter.
As I pour more pints it is getting better, but I've got an event that I need to bring one of these kegs to in a week and want to try and solve this problem.
I figure I've got a few options...
1. Pull a few more beers and let it be. There are just gonna be some floaters and that is that. Problem is that this event isn't really for homebrew it is more of a commercial beer event. Our club has a table there and got the ok to serve samples of homebrew. No commercial brewery would allow hops floaters and if I pour any of this I'll make homebrew look like some hick past time.
2. Take the keg, as is, to the event and pour off pitchers. Let the floaters settle and then pour from the pitcher carefully. I may not be the individual pouring this beer, so that means I may have some no-brain bimbo pouring glasses of salad, even if I do get her to put it in a pitcher first.
3.Filter it somehow. I don't have any kind of filter system that I can use, and besides, the beer is already carbonated, which seems like it would create a lot of problems filtering, as well as ruin head.
I've used a small stainless strainer, like one you would use for tea, going from the tap to my glass and it catches all the hops, but really does a number on the carbonation.
Any help on solving this problem would be helpful. If not, what can I do next time? I'm thinking about putting a mesh bag over my siphon next time to keep this junk out.
Thanks in advance,