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Re: Dry Hopping in a Conical Fermenter.
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2020, 07:24:01 am »
I pressurize my conical durong cold crashing.  To dry hop, I simply crack the lid and put the dry hops in. Good enough.

I guess I could do that also but I want to dry hop with active fermentation and I don't want any O2 ingress.

Obviously, it's not during fermentation.  I don't care for that myself.  And any O2 ingress would be so low, that I really don't care.  I'm a pretty relaxed homebrewer these days.

Thanks for the input Denny! As I have said in other posts, I don't make many IPA beers or for that matter, dry hop often. My problem is that I read to extremes and then fixate on a certain process and then I have to try my hand at it.

Maybe I should relax a bit!! I think I will go pack one and pour one!! It is Friday right?? ;)

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Re: Dry Hopping in a Conical Fermenter.
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2020, 07:24:58 am »
I pressurize my conical durong cold crashing.  To dry hop, I simply crack the lid and put the dry hops in. Good enough.

I guess I could do that also but I want to dry hop with active fermentation and I don't want any O2 ingress.

Obviously, it's not during fermentation.  I don't care for that myself.  And any O2 ingress would be so low, that I really don't care.  I'm a pretty relaxed homebrewer these days.

Thanks for the input Denny! As I have said in other posts, I don't make many IPA beers or for that matter, dry hop often. My problem is that I read to extremes and then fixate on a certain process and then I have to try my hand at it.

Maybe I should relax a bit!! I think I will go pack one and pour one!! It is Friday right?? ;)

My attitude about Homebrewing has evolved over 22 years and 560 batches.  I used you be worried, stressed, and uptight about making beer.  Now everything is secondary to enjoying the process.


I wish I was the same.  My attitude over 20yrs and 1600 beers from 5 gallons to 60bbl have gone the exact other way and at this point I can’t go back.  Life would be much easier if I could!


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Re: Dry Hopping in a Conical Fermenter.
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2020, 09:45:54 am »
I have seen all sorts of approaches for dry hopping without O2 pickup and, while ingenious, there are issues with each approach IMO.

I’ve resolved myself to the best I can do is get the beer cold to slow the O2 uptake, flush with CO2 while the container is open, add the hops, close the container, and thoroughly purge the headspace.  I am aware that I very well may be sacrificing all the advantages of closed transfer doing this.


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Re: Dry Hopping in a Conical Fermenter.
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2020, 10:33:26 am »
I have seen all sorts of approaches for dry hopping without O2 pickup and, while ingenious, there are issues with each approach IMO.

I’ve resolved myself to the best I can do is get the beer cold to slow the O2 uptake, flush with CO2 while the container is open, add the hops, close the container, and thoroughly purge the headspace.  I am aware that I very well may be sacrificing all the advantages of closed transfer doing this.


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Well said.  I'm the same...i do the best I can do and don't worry about the rest.
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Re: Dry Hopping in a Conical Fermenter.
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2022, 07:29:19 am »
Good info on dry hopping in a conical. As a new conical owner i wasn't sure of the best way to do it. I'm not sure if there's any advantage one way or the other (during fermentation or cold crash) but it seems like dry hopping during the cold crash might be better if you want to do a yeast harvest prior to. I'll likely keep things simple and not add any additional equipment or processes for the dry hop.
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