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Old 11-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #11
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Mac & Jack's brewery here at Redmond uses hop pellets packed inside a VERY FINE mesh bag in a keg.
where can i get this type of bag?

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #12
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I don't know.. I wish I had asked... but it did look a lot like a tea straining bag.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #13
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How would a cotton (t-shirt or bed sheet) material work? That should be reusable.

I'm thinking what works best for me is dry-hopping in the secondary but I still want to experiment with dry-hopping using pellets in the keg.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #14
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How would a cotton (t-shirt or bed sheet) material work? That should be reusable.
Horribly. Cotton breeds bacteria, this why no one uses it for biab

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #15
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...but starsan kills almost everything and Iodophor kills all bacteria so that is not an issue if you sanitize the cloth before it goes into the beer.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #16
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...but starsan kills almost everything and Iodophor kills all bacteria so that is not an issue if you sanitize the cloth before it goes into the beer.
Well, I'd use a bag that is tightly woven mesh but you can use something else if you'd like. I use this weave: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/n...8-x-9-1-4.html It contains the debris, but allows the dryhopping to permeate the keg. It has a drawstring, too, so I just sanitize, fill (not too full) and tie.

I always use a tea ball (or two or more) for leaf hops and a tightly woven mesh bag for pellets in the keg. You definitely want to bag hops, even pellet hops, in the keg. Your diptube is likely to clog if you don't!
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #17
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I'm surprised that it pours at all. I made that mistake(once) I tossed my pellet hops in the keg figuring that the first few pours would be cloudy and then I would be OK. The hops plugged up my posts so bad that I had to soak them and loosen the hops with a pick to get the poppets out to clean them.

I racked the beer to another keg and left the hops in the bottom of the the keg.

It was a giant pain in the ass, but the beer turned out great...
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #18
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Well, I'd use a bag that is tightly woven mesh but you can use something else if you'd like. I use this weave: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/n...8-x-9-1-4.html It contains the debris, but allows the dryhopping to permeate the keg. It has a drawstring, too, so I just sanitize, fill (not too full) and tie.

I always use a tea ball (or two or more) for leaf hops and a tightly woven mesh bag for pellets in the keg. You definitely want to bag hops, even pellet hops, in the keg. Your diptube is likely to clog if you don't!
how tight is the weave on the link you provided (I assume it's tighter than a paint strainer)? What's the material made from?

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #19
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i just learned this yesterday. sanitize a spoon, a hops bag of some kind, and a zip tie. before placing the beer in the in the keg, place hops in the bag with spoon and then zip tie it to the dip tube. now, as long as you keep it in your keg fridge, the hops and dry hop flavor should last for up to 3 months! a friend of mine brought some beer by that he has done this to, it was amazing! i am sure leaf hops would be better.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #20
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http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...p-steeper.html

This is what I use for dry hopping. Works well - just fill with hops and drop in the keg.

 
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