Dry Hop Question ?

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BridgeBrew

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Hi everyone, been experimenting over the last 6 months with different hop pellets for dry hopping kits, and have noticed something quite interesting. I have been brewing the make your own IPA kits, and adding dry hops in pellet form after 7, or 8 days in the primary normally 100 grams. I have tried Mosaic, Citra, Sabro. I normally leave the hops in for 7 days before kegging. Then i leave in secondary for 1 week, then cold crash, and leave for 10 days before sampling. What i have noticed is the hop aroma, and taste are far more noticeable when you reach the bottom 3rd of the keg (i use bottom tap KKs, and Wilko bottom tap kegs) My theory is that the hop oil is laying in the top layers of beer in the keg, after all oil, and water are not a good mix. Has anybody else noticed this ? :?::?:
 

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Just a thought but could it be that it is just matured by the the time u get to the bottom ??
 

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Have tried leaving them for weeks to condition, and the same thing happens. I always fine with Gelatine, so after a week the beer is crystal clear. Even toying with the idea of a top tap keg :beer1:
 

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Have tried leaving them for weeks to condition, and the same thing happens. I always fine with Gelatine, so after a week the beer is crystal clear. Even toying with the idea of a top tap keg :beer1:
Just a thought. The top tap kegs: King Keg and Rota Keg, for example use a float connected to the tap by a flexible tube to always take the beer from the top. There's no reason why, if you can get hold of the float and tap attachment, you couldn't connect it to the tap of a bottom-tap keg as the attachment seals off the back of the tap anyway. Save yourself the price of a keg.
 

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Love to think this would work Ankou, but dont think it would. The length of tube attaching the float to the tap would not be flexable enough to drop through the beer, and the float would more then likely touch the back of the keg.
Just a thought. The top tap kegs: King Keg and Rota Keg, for example use a float connected to the tap by a flexible tube to always take the beer from the top. There's no reason why, if you can get hold of the float and tap attachment, you couldn't connect it to the tap of a bottom-tap keg as the attachment seals off the back of the tap anyway. Save yourself the price of a keg.
 

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I have heard/read of the top taps having problems, I suppose it's another thing to go wrong. Maybe a thread on both could solve the issues.
 

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I bought a bottom tap King Keg by accident (thought I’d selected the top tap version - joys of on-line shopping!). Anyway fitted the float assembly you can buy separately and has worked well so far. Claims you always get the clearer beer as it takes it from the top.
 

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