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dry hop newbie help
« on: June 01, 2015, 10:53:39 PM »
I am going to be brewing an imperial white ipa tomorrow and planned on dry hopping with 2oz citra, but I could only get pellets. First, is dry hopping with pellets a viable option? And second if that is not a good idea, what would one recommend to get a similar result? FWH with same weight?

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Re: dry hop newbie help
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 10:59:28 PM »
I hop exclusively with pellets, including dry hops. Lots of brewers do, no worries.
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Re: dry hop newbie help
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 11:07:05 PM »
Good to know! Thanks for the feedback

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Re: dry hop newbie help
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2015, 11:32:36 PM »
Pellet hops are fine, but two oz. of citra might be a bit much for a white IPA. What's the gravity and IBUs of the  beer?
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Re: dry hop newbie help
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2015, 11:55:43 PM »
I am going for an imperial-ish type of hop presence so its pretty heavily hopped. I have 1.063 sg with 80 ibu. I like really hoppy beers but ive never made one with this much so I will listen to feedback

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Re: dry hop newbie help
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 12:01:02 AM »
I am going for an imperial-ish type of hop presence so its pretty heavily hopped. I have 1.063 sg with 80 ibu. I like really hoppy beers but ive never made one with this much so I will listen to feedback

For what you describe, 2 oz isn't too much by any means IMO. I like hoppy beers too, and I'll dry hop most American styles from 2-3 oz for APA  to  5-6 oz for AIPA. More for IIPAs, though I don't brew those much anymore. No worries.
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Re: dry hop newbie help
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 12:05:03 AM »
I am going for an imperial-ish type of hop presence so its pretty heavily hopped. I have 1.063 sg with 80 ibu. I like really hoppy beers but ive never made one with this much so I will listen to feedback

For what you describe, 2 oz isn't too much by any means IMO. I like hoppy beers too, and I'll dry hop most American styles from 2-3 oz for APA  to  5-6 oz for AIPA. More for IIPAs, though I don't brew those much anymore. No worries.

Yeah, in that beer, you're probably okay. When I think of white IPA, I think of it as being a lighter IPA. It will be very grapefruity.
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