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Re: "Wet Hopping"
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2014, 12:09:25 PM »
When I dry hop in the keg I first put the muslin hop socks in the rice cooker and steam "autoclave" them for about 30 minutes. Might not be necessary but it makes me feel better. Never  know where a hop sock has been.

For me, dry hops in the fermenter are pellets no bags whenever possible and in the keg it's whole hops in sterilized muslin socks. I really don't like using pellets in the keg even in a sock unless I'm not concerned with clarity. 
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Re: "Wet Hopping"
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2014, 12:37:46 PM »
If you want to keep the yeast, rack to secondary then add the dry hops. If you don't care to keep the yeast, throw em' in when the beer is done and the yeast drops. I do both pretty evenly.

I've found that they yeast can have not so good effects on dry hops, so these days I rack to secondary for dry hopping whether I intend to reuse the yeast or not.
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Re: "Wet Hopping"
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2014, 12:43:03 PM »
If you want to keep the yeast, rack to secondary then add the dry hops. If you don't care to keep the yeast, throw em' in when the beer is done and the yeast drops. I do both pretty evenly.

I've found that they yeast can have not so good effects on dry hops, so these days I rack to secondary for dry hopping whether I intend to reuse the yeast or not.

Yep.  The old conventional wisdom was to add to primary as krausen subsided. I did it for years. This works much better. Better, longer lasting aroma IMO.
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Re: "Wet Hopping"
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2014, 12:43:05 PM »

I've found that they yeast can have not so good effects on dry hops, so these days I rack to secondary for dry hopping whether I intend to reuse the yeast or not.

I have not noticed a difference, but have not tried side by side either. Next time I do 10 gallons of something dry hopped, I'll do it both ways and see what I think.