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Old 01-13-2014, 04:10 PM   #231
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I don't get any grassy off-flavors when dry-hopping in a keg and it takes me about a month to kill a keg.
That said, the hops you want to use in a keg need to be leaf only, pellets in a keg will turn the beer hazy green and give out grassy notes right away. I simply put the hops in a paint strainer bag and let them float on the top of beer till the keg is gone.
I use pellets all the time in a muslin bag in my kegs. Never any problems with hazy beer after the first few days. I have also let them go for way over a month with no negative effects that I can taste. It definitely seems to take more time to extract the hop flavor and aroma when they are cold though.

 
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:09 PM   #232
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Don't be afraid to dry hop it again if you want to 'tune' it up. My experience wit a grassy flavor is that you need to go way over to get that. Also, dry hop flavors dissipate pretty quickly...

 
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:28 AM   #233
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I don't get any grassy off-flavors when dry-hopping in a keg and it takes me about a month to kill a keg.
That said, the hops you want to use in a keg need to be leaf only, pellets in a keg will turn the beer hazy green and give out grassy notes right away. I simply put the hops in a paint strainer bag and let them float on the top of beer till the keg is gone.
I don't either, but I usually dry hop with Centennial leaf almost exclusively. Just figured I'd throw the grassy thing out there since I've read others complain about it.

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I use pellets all the time in a muslin bag in my kegs. Never any problems with hazy beer after the first few days. I have also let them go for way over a month with no negative effects that I can taste. It definitely seems to take more time to extract the hop flavor and aroma when they are cold though.
I've used pellets a couple times, and never gotten the green haze either. Though something just feels better about pulling leaf out of the keg.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:44 AM   #234
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What is better for dry hoping pellet or leaf.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:40 PM   #235
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Sorry to get off the real topic of this thread but since everyone is this thread has been so helpful - I have another question in regards to a yeast starter...

If I need to take the question somewhere else, please let me know...

I am brewing another 5.5 gallon batch with a SG of 1.080 & fear that my yeast may not be large enough.. (Denny Conn's Vanilla Bourbon Porter)

I have made a 1L starter with Wyeast 1056 last night and it is on my DIY stir plate.

After researching some more - it appears that I really needed 2L...

My question is - after 24 hours on my stir plate, can I add the 1L with yeast to a an additional 1L of DME into a 2L container & continue stirring?

I don't intend to chill/decant the original 1L.. Just want to double it's size.

Is it worth the trouble? Based on everyone's experience - would a 1L starter be up to task?

The other issue is my DIY stir plate does not pull a vortex all the way down to the stir bar, only about 25% of the way. I know this isn't as effective as strong vortex but has to be more efficient than a static yeast starter or one that is shaken occasionally, right?

I intend to get the issue fixed eventually. I think it has more to do with my bar than the plate. I may end up just buying one from stirplates.com if need be. Mine seems to be hit or miss. Obviously.

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Old 01-17-2014, 12:42 PM   #236
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Hi, i'm brazilian and i can't find Special Roast over here, which malt can i use instead?thanks

 
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:15 AM   #237
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You can use Biscuit, Victory or Toasted.

 
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:42 AM   #238
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I ended up racking to a keg @ 19 days. Added the hops in a strainer bag along with corn sugar...

Going to try and naturally condition while dry hopping in the keg... Thinking 2 weeks.

This isn't a corny keg. It is a 1/4 sanke pony keg.

Thoughts?

 
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:44 AM   #239
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How you gonna get the hops into a sanke keg?

Better yet, how you gonna get them out?
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:07 AM   #240
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They went in fairly easily believe it or not....

Getting them out remains to be seen.... Coat hanger?

I used my 7.5 gallon sanke because I had 6.5 gallons in my carboy. Obviously all would not fin in my corny. Had meant to bottle but didn't feel like messing with it.

 
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