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Offline jimmykx250

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dry hop question
« on: November 05, 2015, 12:45:43 AM »
Im doing a pliny clone and I started at 10 days after yeast pitch with 1 oz each columbus,simco and centennial. I pulled the lidoff the bucket to check today and it smells great but had a green hop layer on top so thick you couldn't see the beer. Ive never seen this before not at least that thick it normally seems to settle to the bottom. Is this normal?
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Re: dry hop question
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 12:54:08 AM »
Yep, normal.  It'll settle, especially nicely if you can crash at ~ 32F for a couple days. No worries.
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Re: dry hop question
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 02:51:37 AM »
On my Pliny clone I couldn't get it to settle, so I just racked the beer out with a siphon from under the raft of hops.

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Re: dry hop question
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 10:45:01 PM »
+1 to cold crashing it if possible to speed up the drop out of the hop matter once you are done dry hopping. 

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Re: dry hop question
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2015, 07:12:33 PM »
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Re: dry hop question
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 07:30:04 AM »
Hi jimmykx250, I think what you see may be the Krausen layer.

To quote John Palmer from http://howtobrew.com/book/section-1/fermentation/primary-or-attenuative-phase

 "A head of foamy krausen will form on top of the beer. The foam consists of yeast and wort proteins and is a light creamy color, with islands of green-brown gunk that collect and tend to adhere to the sides of the fermentor. The gunk is composed of extraneous wort protein, hop resins, and dead yeast."

So, IMO, what you see is normal. Can you attach a photo? Also FYI, it helps AHA members when you post your recipe and brew calculations so that we can help see any discrepancies… two sets of eyes are better than one!
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Re: dry hop question
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 07:43:34 AM »
More likely at 10 days in that its just foam from the hops causing co2 to come out of solution.