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RePete

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Have any of you added hops to a keg after tasting a beer and deciding it needed something extra? Sort of like adding spices to a dish after you taste it? I have a lager I just kegged that is kind of bland. I might let it sit for a while and see if it gets better first.
 

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I did this to a batch one time that had too much ginger, so I added a dry hop of cascade and it turned out amazing

You will definitely introduce some O2 which is not ideal, but if you purge the headspace and drink the beer within a few weeks should be ok
 

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Personally, I'd be more inclined to just let the keg ride and do it differently next time.

If you want to dump hops into the keg, make sure they're in a bag or something so they don't clog up the flow.
 
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At this point it is still lightly carbed. I just put an initial burst of CO2 on it. Will let it sit for a while until I decide what to do. Fortunately I have plenty of other beer kegged right now
 
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Like Unicorn_Platypus, I've done this with carbed beer -- no muss or fuss, just some oxygen contact reduced by purging.

Even with plenty of help from my hop-head wife, it can take two months or more before we finish a 5-gallon corny. Slower than it might be because my kegerator has 4 taps. Fading hop aroma over time makes me wonder about intermediate re-dry-hopping.
 
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Ok. Well, I guess that I won’t be afraid to try it if it comes to that. Thanks.
 
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