Keg as a secondary...?

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brewawan

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If I use proper sanitation techniques, can I rack from a primary glass carboy to a corny keg for dry hopping? I'm trying to eliminate a step later when I'll rack from secondary to the keg. I was planning on keeping my hop bag in the o-ring seal, then pull out when I'm ready to carbonate. Has anyone tried something like this before?
 

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Yup. You get better aroma and its less mess to clean up. (each bubble you see on your air lock is aroma lost) I normally keep the hops in the keg even when i carb it and put it in the Kegerator. The first pour may have hop sediment but the rest is clear.

I normally dont consider it "secondary" as much as ageing it a week before i hook it up to the tap. A secondary isnt really needed.
 

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Or you could try just simply adding them to your primary a few days or a week before you move it. Lately i have been tossing pellet hops in the primary after fermentation is done and then transferring after a few days, recently had a beer that I sucked alot of hop particles into the keg. Thought I had a problem coming, but they settled out fine, w/ a bit of time and the beer pours clear.
 
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