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Title: Dry hopping questions
Post by: morticaixavier on January 29, 2011, 07:42:52 pm
So, I know that the whole secondary vs not secondary question has been done to death on here but...

I have an IPA that is ready for dry hops. I want to use the yeast cake for a barley wine.

should I;

1) Go ahead and add loose hops (Whole) to the primary and not worry about it as I am planning on wash or rinse (Which ever one does not involve acid) the yeast anyway
2) add hops to the primary in a hop sack
3) rack to secondary on top of hops. I have a 5 gallon carboy so there won't be a lot of headspace but I don't have CO2 to purge the carboy.

what to do?
Title: Re: Dry hopping questions
Post by: euge on January 29, 2011, 07:46:42 pm
If it were me- transfer to secondary and dry hop there freeing up your yeast for the BW.
Title: Re: Dry hopping questions
Post by: denny on January 29, 2011, 08:08:03 pm
Agree with Euge.
Title: Re: Dry hopping questions
Post by: morticaixavier on January 30, 2011, 07:52:41 am
Cool,

Thanks all!
Title: Re: Dry hopping questions
Post by: etbrew on January 30, 2011, 04:53:32 pm
I just did this with the same beers (IPA yeast to a Barley Wine).  I dry hopped with whole hops in a bag and while it worked and allowed me to rack the barley wine directly onto the yeast I didn't get quite as much flavor from the dry hopping as I normally do.