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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2015, 09:26:15 AM »
I have discovered unpleasant interactions between dry hops and yeast so dry hopping is one of the few times that I use a secondary.

Just curious why you don't just drop the yeast out in the primary and dry hop there? I will crash cool, warm back up and add my dry hops. Seems to work just fine without use of secondary.

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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2015, 10:23:12 AM »

I have discovered unpleasant interactions between dry hops and yeast so dry hopping is one of the few times that I use a secondary.

Just curious why you don't just drop the yeast out in the primary and dry hop there? I will crash cool, warm back up and add my dry hops. Seems to work just fine without use of secondary.

So you end of crashing the primary twice befor bottling or kegging?

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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2015, 10:33:00 AM »

I have discovered unpleasant interactions between dry hops and yeast so dry hopping is one of the few times that I use a secondary.

Just curious why you don't just drop the yeast out in the primary and dry hop there? I will crash cool, warm back up and add my dry hops. Seems to work just fine without use of secondary.

So you end of crashing the primary twice befor bottling or kegging?

I crash the yeast out of suspension before adding dry hops. In my experience the yeast drags down hop aroma as it falls out of suspension. You can have a perfectly fine hoppy beer sitting in a glass but it will be hazy. As the beer clears you will notice most or all the aroma disappears.

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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2015, 10:42:48 AM »
Sorry, my last post had some typos...I was asking if you end up cold crashing a second time after dry hopping.

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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2015, 11:13:33 AM »
You can, or you don't have to. Sometime sthe hops drop out without crashing twice.

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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2015, 03:35:20 PM »
I have discovered unpleasant interactions between dry hops and yeast so dry hopping is one of the few times that I use a secondary.

Just curious why you don't just drop the yeast out in the primary and dry hop there? I will crash cool, warm back up and add my dry hops. Seems to work just fine without use of secondary.

Since the yeast will still remain in the fermenter, my theory is that it would be better to to get the beer out of primary altogether.  Maybe a faulty theory....
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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2015, 05:44:09 PM »
Can there not be consensus here? There's a competition on the line after all.

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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2015, 05:53:22 PM »
Can there not be consensus here? There's a competition on the line after all.

You won't find one, Justin. Because there are several ways to hop and dry hop your beer and all work at least pretty well.  Everybody likes their method best. Try one method this time and another next time, then you'll have a baseline to judge from.
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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2015, 06:21:00 PM »
Can there not be consensus here? There's a competition on the line after all.

You won't find one, Justin. Because there are several ways to hop and dry hop your beer and all work at least pretty well.  Everybody likes their method best. Try one method this time and another next time, then you'll have a baseline to judge from.

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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2015, 07:12:31 PM »
Can there not be consensus here? There's a competition on the line after all.

There can't be a consensus because there's more than one way to do it.
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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2015, 07:37:42 PM »
My opinion has always been the consensus.   8)
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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2015, 08:16:02 PM »
My opinion has always been the consensus.   8)
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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2015, 10:10:11 PM »

I have discovered unpleasant interactions between dry hops and yeast so dry hopping is one of the few times that I use a secondary.

I'm curious about the interaction you've noticed. My secondary xBmt, which was dry hopped, yielded no statistically significant distinguishability among tasters. I'm curious if maybe it's some other variable or perhaps a combo of variables?

OP, I'd say you're fine to dry hop now.


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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2015, 04:56:20 AM »
My ipa was started on 6-28 added some dry hops on 7-8 and it looks like fermentation has started again is my batch of beer ok and should I cold crash in 7 days then bottle

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Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2015, 05:02:33 AM »
Was it at final gravity when you dry hopped? If so it could just be that the dry hops created nucleation sites for the CO2 in the beer to come out of solution