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Old 09-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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I brewed a session pale ale recipe that was well regarded but a lot of people said it needs to be dry hopped. I didn't see this until I had carb'd it but the brew has almost no hop aroma or flavor. Can I drop a steeping bag in the keg for a couple of days to rectify this or would that be a disaster?


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Old 09-16-2013, 02:20 AM   #2
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If you have a steel tea ball you can fill it with hops and suspend it in the keg using unflavored dental floss.


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Old 09-16-2013, 02:36 AM   #3
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If you have a steel tea ball you can fill it with hops and suspend it in the keg using unflavored dental floss.
Why is the teaball the preferred method?

Edit...is it so it does not float?
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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Why is the teaball the preferred method?

Edit...is it so it does not float?
I don't know that it is the preferred method but it is simple and cheap. It shouldn't float so maybe that's partly why it is popular.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #5
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Yup I do it all the time, I actually have a amber on tap now that has some cascade dry hopping in it.

 
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #6
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Definitely. I usually soak a muslin bag in vodka for a while to sanitize it a bit, ring it out, load it with hops, and drop it in. It's worked great for me every time.

That's one of the beauties of kegging. You can make modifications to your beer after it's "done." Recently I had never used licorice root in a stout before and I was a little bit afraid of over doing it. I only used half of what the recipe I was basing my recipe on called for. I decided that I liked it and that it could use more so I made up a licorice root tea on the stove and added it to the keg. It worked nicely.

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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On big IPAs i will do 2 sets of dry hoping and then a 3rd set that goes straight into the keg when its chilled.
This allows the process to be slowed down and prevent grassy off flavors while still giving the beer a good charge of aroma before chilling.
The bag usually stays in the keg for the duration of serving.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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Very cool. I got two tea balls today and am going to add some cascade and centennial hops later. Thanks for all the insight!
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This beer is already carbonated? If you drop hop pellets into it it will be like dropping mentos into a soda. you could try jumpering the beer into a fresh keg with the hops in there. I heard a story from local brewery where they dry hopped into a carbonated 100 bbl tank by accident and sprayed the ceiling with beer empting ~20bbls out the tank in a minute or two.

if I were you, I'd test it out on a pint glass, before dropping it into a keg.

 
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This beer is already carbonated? If you drop hop pellets into it it will be like dropping mentos into a soda. you could try jumpering the beer into a fresh keg with the hops in there. I heard a story from local brewery where they dry hopped into a carbonated 100 bbl tank by accident and sprayed the ceiling with beer empting ~20bbls out the tank in a minute or two.

if I were you, I'd test it out on a pint glass, before dropping it into a keg.
Thanks for the cautionary advice. I just added about 20 small pellets into a pint glass and didn't see any similar effect. I'm only going to try a half ounce or so...


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