Author Topic: Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?  (Read 1718 times)

Offline chrisinestes

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Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?
« on: August 23, 2010, 03:32:44 PM »
The hops aren't dry!

Just a question I've had on my mind...

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Offline tygo

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Re: Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 04:07:17 PM »
Probably because it rolls off the tongue better than Post-Fermentation Aroma Hop Addition.
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Re: Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 04:26:05 PM »
My theory (and its just a WAG) is that the beer is dry, not the hops (well, in all likely-hood, the hops have been dried when you add them).  That is to say, the yeast have converted most of the available sugars to alcohol and co2 when you add the "Post-Fermentation Aroma Hop Addition"
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Re: Why is dry-hopping called dry-hopping?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 04:29:40 PM »
Probably because it rolls off the tongue better than Post-Fermentation Aroma Hop Addition.

+1 PFA Hops! Sounds good to me  ;D

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