Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

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Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

Post by Bazz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:19 pm

I've just kegged and am force carbing a hoppy IPA for a friends party in 3 weeks time, I'd like to have a really fresh hoppy taste when I serve so was contemplating adding some pellets a few days before serving, would this be a really bad idea?

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Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

Post by windrider » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:03 am

Bazz wrote:would this be a really bad idea?
Nope not at all, I’ve done it loads of time and have got great results from it :D I purchased one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Homebrew-Stai ... Swo4pYPr7E

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Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

Post by soupdragon » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:18 am

Is that one of the ones with the mesh in the lid too?

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Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

Post by Bazz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks windrider, I have a couple of those spherical tea infuser things that I was going to use. Better get some pellets ordered. :D

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Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

Post by mooncat » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:55 pm

I'm puzzled. How do you stop the beer foaming when you take the keg lid off or do you have to be very quick? :D

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Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

Post by Kev888 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:32 pm

Dry hopping the keg is generally fine. It has some advantages such as allowing aroma (which dissipates easily) to be imparted later in the process, and won't then vent it to the outside world. There are also some disadvantages; hops can carry air into the beer, and if left in the keg forever can 'in some circumstances' cause grassy flavours. But done a few days before serving its not likely to suffer from the latter.
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Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

Post by orlando » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:45 am

mooncat wrote:I'm puzzled. How do you stop the beer foaming when you take the keg lid off or do you have to be very quick? :D

Use the PRV (pressure relief valve) to degas the keg, remove the lid put in the hops, regas. Not recommended for long term storage/serving but for the OP's purpose perfect.
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Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

Post by Trefoyl » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:29 am

windrider wrote:
Bazz wrote:would this be a really bad idea?
Nope not at all, I’ve done it loads of time and have got great results from it :D I purchased one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Homebrew-Stai ... Swo4pYPr7E
I've been talking for years about getting a corny lid with a tab to hang stuff like that inside and to easily pull out (oak spiral in my case)
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