Hey guys - brewed 10gal of IPA for the festivities portion of my club's upcoming competition, and unfortunately I'm down to the wire as far as my usual schedule goes, so I want to use some gelatin to clarify it before serving since I won't have the extra week or two to let it naturally condition and floc out. Fermentation is done or close to it (8 days in) so now i'm moving on...
But I have to dry hop it too, which leaves me with a dilemma. Do I:
1). Chill it down in the fermentor, add gelatin, then rack to kegs, warm it back up and dryhop for 10-12 days, then rechill and carb.
2). Dryhop in the primary, pull the dryhops, then chill it down, then add gelatin, rack to kegs, keep cold and carb?
The issues I am grappling with are in number 1 I have to chill, warm and then chill again. In number 2, I have to add gelatin after dryhopping, which I have never done, but have read some mixed reviews on, mainly that the gelatin "steals" some of the effects of dryhopping. Guess I could always add a little bit more to the keg if i wanted to offset that.