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Old 01-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever tried a half and half approach? Ie, dry hop in secondary for a week... Then place the bag in a keg,and carbonate? Thus Saving some time??

I have a batch that could go longer with my dry hop... But kinda would like to serve some of it on Saturday

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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I'd worry about clogging your serving lines with hops trub, but that's just me. Why not just build a cheap randalizer/hopsback and run your beer through some fresh hops just prior to serving?

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I'd just be concerned with leaving the hops in too long and thus obtaining some grassy undesirable characteristics.

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They are already in a bag... So not much grub.... And I was thinking of tying some fishing line to the bag so I could pull them after the two week point that I usually hop to...

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2 weeks is kind of long to dry hop just one charge of hops. If I really want some crazy hop aroma I will dry hop in the secondary for 7 days then remove that hop charge and add a second one. Also cold crashing before you add your hops helps you get more hop aroma into the beer. Just do a careful transfer to the secondary then cold crash for 3 days at 32 or so then let the beer warm up to room temp and add your dry hops at that point.

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