WOT? No comments on the possibility that you may be able to shave "days" off your dry hopping regimen?
The author makes the conclusion that dry hopping (unstirred) for more than 6 hours (with pellets, it was longer for cones) is accomplishing little in the way of additional aroma, and that extended periods of dry hopping are actually counter productive. Torpedo, Randall, Rocket...all used to provide increased aroma.
Could this partly be because of the shorter contact time with the hops?
Also, dry hopped hops still have all their bittering compounds in tact....Could we throw 'em in the freezer and use to bitter the next batch??? I always enjoy saving a few bucks.
I'm planning some experimentation soon.