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Dry Hopping
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:25:02 PM »
I will be doing a pale ale here fairly soon and I was wondering if you can dry hop in primary. I can use a secondary if need be, however its not the greatest as far as possible oxidation... theres a lot of head space in my bucket.

What I was planning on doing is dry hopping in the primary (I use a carboy) and I was gonna use pellets. can I just drop the pellets in without a hop bag? I bottle so I would need to siphon off the trub anyway after a couple days.

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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 05:29:15 PM »
Before I started keg hopping I would dry hop in the primary after fermentation was complete. I just threw the hop pellets in. When they settled out is normally when I would package.
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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 05:37:31 PM »
Before I started keg hopping I would dry hop in the primary after fermentation was complete. I just threw the hop pellets in. When they settled out is normally when I would package.

That's what I was thinking I would do. You never had issues with this? Hop flavor came through allright?
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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 05:46:08 PM »
Personally, I dislike the interaction you can get between yeast and hops and always remove the beer from the yeast before dry hopping.
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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 05:48:26 PM »
Before I started keg hopping I would dry hop in the primary after fermentation was complete. I just threw the hop pellets in. When they settled out is normally when I would package.

That's what I was thinking I would do. You never had issues with this? Hop flavor came through allright?

I never had problems however that was back when I would dramatically under hop all hoppy styles. They were pretty lackluster back then but that was purely due to not using enough hops...

I believe some prefer results when the beer is clear and off the yeast.
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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 06:36:06 PM »
Personally, I dislike the interaction you can get between yeast and hops and always remove the beer from the yeast before dry hopping.

What kind of results did you get? weird flavors?

I may end up doing the primary in the bucket and the secondary in glass since theres less of a chance of oxidation in that thing. Less headspace for the most part.

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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 06:45:07 PM »
Personally, I dislike the interaction you can get between yeast and hops and always remove the beer from the yeast before dry hopping.

What kind of results did you get? weird flavors?

I may end up doing the primary in the bucket and the secondary in glass since theres less of a chance of oxidation in that thing. Less headspace for the most part.

Yeah, weird floral flavors and aromas.
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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 08:23:11 PM »
Personally, I dislike the interaction you can get between yeast and hops and always remove the beer from the yeast before dry hopping.

What kind of results did you get? weird flavors?

I may end up doing the primary in the bucket and the secondary in glass since theres less of a chance of oxidation in that thing. Less headspace for the most part.

Yeah, weird floral flavors and aromas.

hmm. Ok thanks. Ill probably end up fermenting in my bucket and then dry hopping in glass then. Wish I had some C02 to purge the carboy with. don't have a tank... should prolly get me one one of these days

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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 11:00:41 PM »
I dry hop in primary.  Turns out fine in my experience.  I tend to use pellets.
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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2017, 12:50:42 AM »
As a homebrewer, you are obligated to try dry hopping in every way imaginable.  Eventually, you will settle on your preferred method.  Various dry hopping methods produce different results.  All methods are good according to someone.   

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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2017, 01:40:02 AM »
Well said.

For me... whirlpool gives me plenty of aroma. I quit dry hopping

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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2017, 02:50:14 AM »
^this.  Again, agree with you Jim.  I don't know you but I'd love to collab with you.  Actually nevermind.  We'd probably still make the same beer we make already.
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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2017, 01:11:03 PM »
Ha! Could be

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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2017, 01:36:25 PM »
There are wrong ways (oxidation) and right ways. Big brewery has all sorts of contraptions to try and add hops without oxygen. If you are losing hop character at all during aging(within say 6 or so months), that would be the wrong way.

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Re: Dry Hopping
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2017, 02:02:13 PM »
I'm dry hopping during the spund right now. Looking forward to seeing what I think.
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