[quote=“Denny”][quote=“Trapae”]I get the impression however some people just put the bag in, carbonate, refrigerator, and leave it in the whole time. Would that not lead to vegetal taste? How do you all do it?
That’s what I do and no, it doesn’t lead to a vegetal taste. My experience is that when that happens (infrequently) it’s most often associated with British or continental hops. I only dry hop American styles with American hops and I’ve never had it happen in hundreds of batches I’ve keg hopped. There is no need to weight the bag. It will sink on its own.[/quote]
Same here. I put whole hops in a bag, tie it shut and tie a length of Teflon tape around it and hold the other end while I close the lid. The tape doesn’t interfere with the lid seal, and I make it long enough that the hop bag would be suspended about halfway down in the keg if it was empty. That way there is no chance of it clogging the pickup tube.
I’ll sometimes store the keg for up to a few months with the dry hops in there. Only time I’ve ever gotten a vegetal taste was when I tried to dry hop with saaz one time. Won’t do that again.