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Old 04-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Anyone try one of these yet?

http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Dry-Hopper_p_155.html

I just ordered one for the beer that I have fermenting right now... Seems pretty slick: I will transfer straight to my keg, then slide this sleeve into the keg and pop in the dry hop additions.... My recipe calls for 4 separate dry hops, set 3 days apart, so it will be a good test. Then, I can just pull the sleeve, throw some gas on the keg and chill it down! My only worry is how much will it displace the beer when you set it inside the keg? Guess I better not fill it too high up.


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Old 04-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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My only worry is how much will it displace the beer when you set it inside the keg? Guess I better not fill it too high up.
that would be my concern...it seems pretty big and i like to get as much beer as i can into the keg. guess you could always add it after it's down a gallon or so...


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I don't know how many ounces of hop you're trying to dry hop with, but I just use a few 3" tea balls. They're like $3-4 each. This works especially well if you have multiple hop additions too.


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I have one and I put 1lb of flaked coconut in the keg with a porter. By itself it doesn't displace too much. For my porter I only had to bottle a few from a 5 gallon batch.

I love the thing. It will make dry hopping in the keg so much easier. I haven't got to do an IPA yet with it but i'm going to order another one.
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Only concern is going to be that clamp which is aluminum, not SS and they willl rust and collect crap.
Not what I want in contact with my beer at any stage.
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Hmmm nevermind it may be stainless after alll, still a bug collector though
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Hmmm nevermind it may be stainless after alll, still a bug collector though
I don't think I'd worry about that too much.... Any booze in my beer should be able to knock down any nasties that may have made of past the sanitizing.
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I don't think I'd worry about that too much.... Any booze in my beer should be able to knock down any nasties that may have made of past the sanitizing.
Agreed, and if you're really concerned boil it.
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Anyone try one of these yet?

http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Dry-Hopper_p_155.html

I just ordered one for the beer that I have fermenting right now... Seems pretty slick: I will transfer straight to my keg, then slide this sleeve into the keg and pop in the dry hop additions.... My recipe calls for 4 separate dry hops, set 3 days apart, so it will be a good test. Then, I can just pull the sleeve, throw some gas on the keg and chill it down! My only worry is how much will it displace the beer when you set it inside the keg? Guess I better not fill it too high up.
After you've used it, it would be great to hear you report back on how easy/hard it is to clean hop particulates out of the mesh. The device looks promising.
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i was all about this idea and even mentioned it elsewhere oon the forum. i want to force carbonate while simeltaneously dry hopping. the only drawback imo is that you will inevitably get more hop cloudiness this way. interested to see how this works for poeple on their IPAs


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