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Old 09-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #91
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This product will allow hop pellets to work their way through the screen. I pulled nearly 10 pints that all had loads of hop particulate. This is after cold crash/gelatin. There are a lot of great uses for this thing but dry hopping in the serving keg is going to required a shortened dip tube and a re-rack to get clear beer.
How many oz did you use? Were you shaking the keg with it in there?
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #92
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I used 4 oz of hops. Only shaking that occurred was during transport. I bought two of the dry hoppers. Currently using my second one to oak age a RIS. There is some small wood fragments in those samples, but it's managable.

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Old 10-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #93
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I've been very busy with two moves and keeping up with orders the past two months so I haven't had a lot of time to keep up on the forums. I usually just place the dry hopper in the keg without any shaking involved. I don't agitate the keg or the hopper when I remove the strainer. I don't keep the strainer in the keg while serving beer. If the strainer sits at the bottom while serving beer, you'll have a high chance of the dip tub pulling hop material into your glass. The method I've been using has been successful with only little material with the first couple of pints which is expected. From what I've heard, there's no need to have the hops sit in the keg for more than a week because of the chance of putting off grassy aromas or flavors. I haven't had but maybe a few people that's had this problem. If it continues to grow, we can always go with a finer mesh but these are also being used as a hop strainer for the boil kettle as well. http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Dry-Hopper-and-Hop-Spider-kit_p_167.html Going to fine would increase clogging and possible decrease hop utilization.

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Old 03-14-2014, 02:12 PM   #94
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I'll offer up my review. The first time I used this, I dry hopped with pellets for a few days, lifted it out of the beer, put the lid back on, carbed up the keg, then served from it a few days later. There was some fine hop sediment in the beer, and for whatever reason, it did not clear up after pouring multiple pints.
This was also my experience the one time I used pellet hops. The beer actually never cleared completely. Fortunately I use whole hops almost exclusively, so this has not been a problem since.

I just ordered a second one--the new and improved version with the screw-on, perforated lid. So now I can leave one in the keg as long as I want to and dry hop a second batch.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:30 PM   #95
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I received the new dry hopper yesterday. Just like all of the other items I've purchased from Zack, it seems to be very well constructed. The design of the new lid is a big upgrade over the original that had the worm clamp and no vent holes.

If, like me, you have an earlier model, it's worth noting that the new one is considerably smaller in diameter. The resulting volume is ~88 cu. in. (new) vs ~127 cu. in. (original). This is not evident from the pictures or description of the product on the site. Some of the pictures still show the original unit. I could easily fit 3 oz. of dried whole hops in the original. The new one looks like I could maybe fit 2 oz. I'm still happy to have the new one, but will be limited to using the old one in certain applications. I doubt this is a concern for pellet users.

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:10 PM   #96
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I'd like to buy three of these dry hoppers. But I can' t find the checkout page on the web site. How did everyone else ordered theirs?

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I'd like to buy three of these dry hoppers. But I can' t find the checkout page on the web site. How did everyone else ordered theirs?
We were having a little trouble with the website yesterday. Make sure you register as well.
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I'm registered and I still don't see the checkout button. Can you Paypal invoice me for three 10" dry hoppers?

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I'm registered and I still don't see the checkout button. Can you Paypal invoice me for three 10" dry hoppers?
Please send me an email to gostainless@stainlessbrewing.com
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