Dry Hopping day - in the keg

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richc

Dry Hopping day - in the keg

Post by richc » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:29 pm

I've seen a few discussions recently about dry hopping in the keg and about running hops through a food processor before using them, so, here is what I usually do.

I usually put the keg on tap for a while before dry hopping, this is for two reasons. Firstly to make some space in the keg to fit the hops in, and secondly to decide what I need to add.


The base beer is this one from an earlier thread viewtopic.php?f=24&t=57870

With mash hopping not working as advertised it was time to add a load of mash hops, 25g each of Cascade, Chinook and Amarillo.....

Firstly sanitise everything in sight, including work surfaces....

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Smash them up a bit in the food processor

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Add some glass marble things to a sheet of mesh fabric stuff

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Plus a few hops

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Tie up into a bag using a cable tie, looping some cotton through the tie to suspend it into the keg with

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And finally work it into the keg and loop the thread round one of the posts. The thread can sometimes make the key a little harder to seal well but it stops the bag from sinking to the bottom completely.

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