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Old 01-13-2018, 10:25 PM
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I transferred an ipa from my new conical to 2 kegs (10 gallon batch) and I transferred over more hop matter then I would care to admit. I did do a dump prior to transferring, but Iím afraid all the junk i transferred over will clog my keg dip tube. Thinking about tossing in some gelatin, would this help things or compound the issue, any advice?
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:20 PM
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Gelatin is just going to drop out more stuff from your beer and settle it on the bottom along with the hops. I'd try either pouring a few pints until it runs clear, and if it plugs, pull the dip tube and clean it, or try racking off the bottom if the inside diameter of your racking cane is larger than your dip tube. I know it doesn't need to be said but be careful about O2 pickup.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:06 AM
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I think Brian's idea is what I'd do. If I felt like it was really going to clog then I'd just go ahead and siphon off the bottom with a racking cane. You can set the keg up on a chest freezer or counter, put in just a regular racking cane (not auto-siphon), attach a tube and use your mouth to start the siphon.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:58 AM
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I transferred an ipa from my new conical to 2 kegs (10 gallon batch) and I transferred over more hop matter then I would care to admit. I did do a dump prior to transferring, but Iím afraid all the junk i transferred over will clog my keg dip tube. Thinking about tossing in some gelatin, would this help things or compound the issue, any advice?
Are you cold crashing before you do your dump? I agree that gelatin may be a good solution - I have had very good results with gelatin - but it works best when the beer is very cold.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:57 PM
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I kind of cold crashed, I have a glycol chiller which ultimately is a window unit in a glycol bath that gets power from a temp controller, the issue was it was so cold outside that the ac thermostat was reading too low and wasnít kicking on when the glycol got too warm. I had the beer around 38, then left for Oklahoma and came back to 60F beer. I then dumped and racked by doing a pressure transfer. Iím gonna go ahead and leave it cold for a week and see how it pours, if it clogs Iíll rack to another keg as suggested. Thanks for the input!
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