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Title: Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?
Post by: chrisinestes on August 23, 2010, 03:32:44 PM
The hops aren't dry!

Just a question I've had on my mind...

Chris
Title: Re: Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?
Post by: tygo on August 23, 2010, 04:07:17 PM
Probably because it rolls off the tongue better than Post-Fermentation Aroma Hop Addition.
Title: Re: Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?
Post by: akr71 on August 23, 2010, 04:26:05 PM
My theory (and its just a WAG) is that the beer is dry, not the hops (well, in all likely-hood, the hops have been dried when you add them).  That is to say, the yeast have converted most of the available sugars to alcohol and co2 when you add the "Post-Fermentation Aroma Hop Addition"
Title: Re: Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?
Post by: saintpierre on August 23, 2010, 04:29:40 PM
Probably because it rolls off the tongue better than Post-Fermentation Aroma Hop Addition.

+1 PFA Hops! Sounds good to me  ;D

I love acronyms.