He consistently makes the best IPA in our club. I still have been too "frugal" to put that much in, but 3 ounces per 5 gallons doesn't seem to cut it for me.
The guy in our club making the best IPA's says he dry hops with four ounces per gallon.Holy crap ! I'm using 2oz/gallon now for AIPA. You know what though ? I usually think I needed more. So you've tried the 4oz/gal IPA? Sounds like it's damn good. But as previously posted, I also have a hop problem.
I wonder what the rest of his process is? How long, what temp, bagged or loose, etc? I could see if you're dry-hopping cold, or for a short period of time, then there may be added benefit of a larger quantity of hops.
I'm actually testing out a large quantity/short dry-hop duration with an ESB I'm bottling tonight. 3.2 gallons in the fermenter got 5 ounces of dry hops. 2 ounces were leaf hops, so they went in for 2 days to give them extra time to hydrate. The other 3 ounces of pellets will be in for a total of 24 hours. (a half ounce of leaf hops ended up on the floor, but that's because I had to ferment in a carboy instead of a bucket
) Normally I'd be using about 2 ounces of dry hops for this brew, so I'm curious how what the end result of this will be.