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Offline flbrewer

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Dry Hops question
« on: April 19, 2014, 05:56:01 AM »
I dry hopped (pellets) a couple batches last week and was planning on bottling this weekend. There is still a large mass of dissolved hops on the top of the beer at this point that I assumed the whirlfloc would have taken care of (maybe that doesn't affect hops).
I suppose I could get around this since I'm racking from the bottom anyways, should I bother cold crashing to get this stuff to drop first?


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Re: Dry Hops question
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 07:10:56 AM »
Cold crashing can help. I've also found they will drop if disturbed. Try very, very gently stirring or swirling the beer.

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Re: Dry Hops question
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 07:20:51 AM »
^+1  Swirling slightly or even moving the carboy will likely start them sinking. Whirlfloc only works on proteins in the kettle, it doesn't do anything in my experience for post fermentation clearing, cold crashing, gelatin,Isinglass etc are needed for that.