Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel

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wiredcharlie
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Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel

Post by wiredcharlie » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:23 pm

I made a Mangrove Jack's Pale Ale and it's a bit plain.

So here's my plan:

1 Chill barrel down to 5c to dissolve the CO2.

2 Drop in 20g of Chinook pellets.

3 Re-gas.

4 Allow to warm up to 12c.

5 Drink beer.

What could possibly go wrong? (That is actually the question! Comments please.)

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Re: Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel

Post by Nitro Jim » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:31 pm

The hop debris could clog up the tap...

I suggest you put then in one of the supermarket veg bags and remove this after three days. You will then need to think about conditioning as you will have released any CO2 when fishing out the bag containing the hops by which time your beer may have oxidised ...
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Re: Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel

Post by guypettigrew » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:08 pm

wiredcharlie wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:23 pm
I made a Mangrove Jack's Pale Ale and it's a bit plain.

So here's my plan:

1 Chill barrel down to 5c to dissolve the CO2.

2 Drop in 20g of Chinook pellets.

3 Re-gas.

4 Allow to warm up to 12c.

5 Drink beer.

What could possibly go wrong? (That is actually the question! Comments please.)
I only ever dry hop in the keg, a King Keg. To stop the hops clogging the tap I use these which can be fitted onto the back of the tap with a bit of ingenuity!

Guy

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Re: Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel

Post by wiredcharlie » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:50 pm

Thanks guys. I went for it as per my plan. Aside from a few bits in the bottom of the glass it worked out OK. The beer is very slightly hazy at the moment, but may improve. Note that this was with pellets. To avoid oxidation I gassed a bit before removing the top, dropped in the pellets, screwed the lid back on and gassed again. So far no problems with clogging

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