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Old 03-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #21
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As I read this it seems some just put the hops bag in the cornie. My question is doesn't that plug the out tube? I tried the floss deal and couldn't get a decent seal and would rather let a bag of leaves float if it wouldn't plug things up.


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Old 03-12-2009, 12:28 AM   #22
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Some cornies have a little nub on the inside of the lid. Get yourself a stainless hoseclamp, attach it to the nub, and use dental floss or fishing string to tie the sack to the clamp. Sink the hop sack about 1/2 down the keg... Maybe use a weight in the bag to help it sink...


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Old 03-12-2009, 12:53 AM   #23
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Also you may want to remove the hops after 7-10 days to keep from getting grassy flavors, that's why you don't want to just throw the sack in the keg.
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The only brew that I've ever had explode was the last time I tried dry hopping. All the surviving bottles were super gushers. Any chance that the whole hops I used were unsanitary??

I reasoned that the lupulin would have killed off any wild buggers, but was wondering if anyone had a similar experience...
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The only brew that I've ever had explode was the last time I tried dry hopping. All the surviving bottles were super gushers. Any chance that the whole hops I used were unsanitary??

I reasoned that the lupulin would have killed off any wild buggers, but was wondering if anyone had a similar experience...
While it is possible, I would highly doubt that you got anything from the hops. Everything I've ever heard, even from the pros, said that they've never experienced contamination from dry hopping. Hops themselves have an antiseptic quality. The alcohol in the beer also makes it pretty tough for anything to grow.
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Well, I won't be kegging this one. I don't have one available at this time. Plus I wanted to bottle to split the batch 50/50 with the friend who helped brew. (Well, he helped crush grains. After that he watched movies on his laptop with another friend. At least I got a bunch of Zatoichi moves out of the deal!)
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The alcohol in the beer also makes it pretty tough for anything to grow.
Perhaps, but gusher bugs do happen even if very infrequently and they can 100% attenuate your beer, so they have no issues with the alcohol.


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