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Old 11-24-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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So I have a pale ale in a keg I carbed up with priming sugar, I also foolishy dry hopped with an ounce hop pellets, not in a tea ball or bag, i'm concerned i'm going to be pulling out hop pellets or clog the dip tube, should I transfer to another sealed corny keg via CO2 with gelatin finings? Or should I just let it sit in my fridge and let it settle out, i'm in no hurry to drink it. Thanks in advance.


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Old 11-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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So I have a pale ale in a keg I carbed up with priming sugar, I also foolishy dry hopped with an ounce hop pellets, not in a tea ball or bag, i'm concerned i'm going to be pulling out hop pellets or clog the dip tube, should I transfer to another sealed corny keg via CO2 with gelatin finings? Or should I just let it sit in my fridge and let it settle out, i'm in no hurry to drink it. Thanks in advance.
Well, I would think if your diptube is going to clog (the reason for the transfer), then you wouldn't be able to transfer out of it via the diptube.


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Old 11-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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I was thinking the same thing, do you think adding gelatin finings to the original keg will help?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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I wouldn't bother with finings at this point. Just chill the keg down and let it sit for a few days, and all of the pellet mush will end up on the bottom. At that point your best bet would be to rack the beer off the hops to a fresh keg using a siphon...

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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At this point I would put a paper coffee filter on the end of the racking cane, and transfer the beer into a fermenter, rinse the keg off, and then transfer the beer back into the keg. Next time, try dry hopping in the keg with WHOLE hops in a bag (nylon 5-gal strainer bag from Home Depot). Works perfectly every time. Read this. And no gelatine.


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