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Title: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: blatz on September 30, 2011, 08:51:15 PM
Is this a bad idea? 

I am going to initiate dryhopping in the primary tonight of my IPA, but can only do so for 7 days (need fermenter for brewing next week), but I really want to DH for 14 days.

I have 2 options:

1). put the whole 4oz slug in 2 bags into the primary, and then when I rack to kegs, put transfer one bag to each keg.

2). put half the DH amount into the primary, and then add the other (fresh) half to the kegs.

Option 1 is the easiest solution, but I there are some things I worry about - oxidation and carrying the remnants of the krausen into the serving vessel.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: denny on September 30, 2011, 08:57:47 PM
I think #2 will give you a fresher dry hop flavor.  That's what I'd do.
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: bluesman on October 01, 2011, 01:08:40 AM
I also like option 2 because it will add a fresh charge to the kegs and therefore a greener aroma.
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: mabrungard on October 01, 2011, 02:00:28 AM
I don't agree with any of those options.  Seven days is quite long enough and there is NO benefit in keeping the beer on the hops for 14 days.  I'm assuming that this is a 10 gallon batch?  4 oz is a healthy charge, but OK for 10 gal.  I have had very good results with similar dry hopping rates with only 3 to 4 days contact time.  This is the Firestone Walker way.
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: gordonstrong on October 02, 2011, 09:12:12 PM
Do you have my article on dry hopping from Zymurgy?
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: blatz on October 04, 2011, 01:18:15 PM
Do you have my article on dry hopping from Zymurgy?

yes - I recall reading it - I started looking for the issue this morning, but no luck yet - I'll have to check my desk at home which is a mess right now.
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: blatz on October 07, 2011, 03:26:09 PM
gordon - I give - what was the month? I can't seem to locate it - or do you recall the cover picture. 

unfortunately, my desk is not quite organized like it should be right now.
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: denny on October 07, 2011, 05:08:42 PM
Paul, here's the Zymurgy article index...

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=new-zymurgy-index

Cool, huh?
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: blatz on October 07, 2011, 05:35:58 PM
cool man - had no idea - tried googling, but I just got sent to forum posts!
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: bluesman on October 07, 2011, 06:40:10 PM
Paul, here's the Zymurgy article index...

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=new-zymurgy-index

Cool, huh?

Another awesome benefit of AHA membership.

I almost forgot about this one.
Title: Re: Transferring the Dryhops?
Post by: denny on October 07, 2011, 06:48:13 PM
I'm gonna sticky the URL in the Zymurgy section so it'll be easy to find from now on.