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Old 06-21-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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I dry hopped my IPA using a stainless tea ball in a keg.Beer tastes amazing but is not as clear as my beers usually are after 4 weeks of fermentation.Will this eventually clear up or is this a result of dry hopping in a keg?This is my first attempt at the afforementioned procedure.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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With pellets it usually takes a few days for my beer to clear. I usually use leaf and don't have the clarity issue.

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:11 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with a "cloudy" beer from dryhopping, it's to style.


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Old 06-22-2011, 01:22 PM   #4
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You are using pellets? I've gone to leaf for dryhopping after bottling a few IPAs and having some pellet mess at the bottom of my bottling bucket.

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:25 PM   #5
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Relax, it'll clear up. I had a red IPA that I had 3 oz dry hop in a bag. It took a month to clear but it is amazing.

Oh yeah, and all this crap about off flavors and grassiness from dry hopping to long......I have not experienced it at all.

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Old 06-22-2011, 05:52 PM   #6
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Often, heavily dry hopped beers will never clear, or will clear a lot slower. This is normal, and as wildwest says, to style. Don't worry about it.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:56 PM   #7
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Yea if anyone gives you crap about it, tell them to brew their own beer! More for you!

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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My last IPA i dry hopped with an once whole and pellet wrapped in some SS mesh, that beer cleared unbelievably well. But the yeast was a really good floccer.

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #9
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Just make sure if you use any clarifiers in keg do it before dry hop. I dry hopped APA with 1 oz and after removed bag from keg I used gelatin to clear beer faster. Well it did really good job in clarifying but I have ZERO aroma from hops now Good, fresh flavor but gelatin stripped almost all aroma

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