Hop rocket T90 dry hopping to the keg?

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Druncan

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I'm looking at removing my T90 dry hopping in muslin bags from the FV stage. I only seem to get decent flavour when I wring the heck out of them. So I have just got an Angel hop rocket.

I intend to add 25g/30l T90's in a muslin bag with rice hulls in the rocket then CO2 purge and with pump (upstream) fill the keg?
Going to try the set up with water first to assess the trub level and flavour.

Just wondered if anyone else dry hops like this when keg filling?
 
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Interested I thought about dry hopping in keg many times just worried about blockage and so
 

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Interesting. I was also thinking about using a hop rocket/missile to dry hop in the fermenter by circulating through for an hour or so in a closed and oxygen free cycle. But dry hopping as you transfer into a keg sounds like an equally, and probably easier, method. Will be interesting to see how you get on - though is one pass through the hops enough or would you want to circulate the beer through the hop rocket/missile several times to maximise the extraction from the hops?
 

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Quick experiment. First Gold T90's dissolve in 1 hr in 20*C water.
Also 25g FG @ 16*C in HR after 1hr on mains water gave sediment clear solution that was fookin bitter and smelt gorgeously hoppy!
Tomorrow, gonna try 100ml boiling water with 25g FG - sanitise and shorten dissolving time?
Also gonna use a 300ml length of 13mm silicone filled with air and plugged together to hold the hop bag at the top of the HR. (opposite of marbles,,,, )
I suppose it's not actually dry hopping, but T90 wet hopping?
 

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Tried this 3 times so far. Having to 'throttle back' the mag pump. Too easy to get a blocked rocket with a T90 burg. It is a total flavour bomb though. I am just circulating at the 'cold crash' stage in the FV to ensure uniform flavour distribution.

Anyone else trying this?
 

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