Can I add hops to my keg?

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  1. Brewer #230611

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    Hi guys. I just kegged an ipa and there’s not too much hop flavour.
    The recipe had me add some hops during the boil and also during the fermenting phase but despite that, it’s not as hoppy as hoped.
    So now I’m wondering if I should throw in a little bag of hops into the keg as it’s carbonating for the next week. Is this a bad idea?
     
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    thunderwagn Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely you can! I throw them in a hop bag and tie some unwaxed, unflavored dental floss around the top and out the lid to suspend it a bit off the bottom. Works great!
     
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    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    Maybe post a link to your recipe. While you can add some hop character to your beer once in the keg, and maybe enjoy this beer more. You may want to adjust your overall hop schedule for future brews.
     
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    I agree with Craigerr, changing your dry hop schedule, the type of hops, and the amount of hops you dry hop with will definitely add to both the aroma and influence the flavor.
     
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    Yeah, that^^^. And don't underestimate the power of the whirlpool addition. I think it's far more effective than anything else in terms of getting maximum flavor and aroma.
     

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