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Title: Dry Hop Temp
Post by: stlaleman on October 07, 2011, 10:17:24 AM
What would be the ideal temp to dry hop an APA? Currently I have it at 38 degrees with 11 psi of CO2 on it in my conical, hoping to carbonate at the same time. What temp would you pick?
Title: Re: Dry Hop Temp
Post by: bluesman on October 07, 2011, 11:18:56 AM
That's fine. I dry hop cold quite often. The oil extraction rate will increase with temp, but if you are in no hurry dry hopping cold is a perfectly acceptable method.
Title: Re: Dry Hop Temp
Post by: blatz on October 07, 2011, 01:18:03 PM
What would be the ideal temp to dry hop an APA? Currently I have it at 38 degrees with 11 psi of CO2 on it in my conical, hoping to carbonate at the same time. What temp would you pick?

is your conical rated to that PSI?  Mine only goes up to 3, but I probably have a different model.

cold dryhopping is fine as bluesman said, but I personally have found the aroma to be better (bolder) when done at room temps.
Title: Re: Dry Hop Temp
Post by: stlaleman on October 07, 2011, 04:46:13 PM
My conical is leak checked at 100 psi (160 if the welder is to lazy to adjust the regulator). Trying to speed up the finished result by carbing at the same time as dry hopping.
Title: Re: Dry Hop Temp
Post by: denny on October 07, 2011, 05:06:35 PM
I've never found the temp to matter all that much.