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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2021, 02:35:38 PM »
Two days into dry hopping pulled little sample tastes nice and lemony little tinge of sweetness

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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2021, 12:31:06 PM »
I wait for fermentation to finish, then cold crash for 3-5 days before dry hopping at 35F for 48 hours.  I have tried many dry hop processes and that works better for me than anything else.
How do you add the hops, loose or in a bag?

Pellets, loose
In the fermenter, correct?

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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2021, 02:08:30 PM »
I wait for fermentation to finish, then cold crash for 3-5 days before dry hopping at 35F for 48 hours.  I have tried many dry hop processes and that works better for me than anything else.
How do you add the hops, loose or in a bag?

Pellets, loose
In the fermenter, correct?

Yep
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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2021, 08:55:02 PM »
I wait for fermentation to finish, then cold crash for 3-5 days before dry hopping at 35F for 48 hours.  I have tried many dry hop processes and that works better for me than anything else.
How do you add the hops, loose or in a bag?

Pellets, loose
In the fermenter, correct?

Yep
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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2021, 01:13:06 AM »
I wait for fermentation to finish, then cold crash for 3-5 days before dry hopping at 35F for 48 hours.  I have tried many dry hop processes and that works better for me than anything else.
How do you add the hops, loose or in a bag?

Pellets, loose
In the fermenter, correct?

Yep
What do you do to avoid suck back when you crash cool your fermenter?

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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2021, 01:48:37 AM »
I put vodka in my airlocks, it's so little you'll never know it was there if there is even that much suck back.

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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2021, 01:57:05 AM »
I put vodka in my airlocks, it's so little you'll never know it was there if there is even that much suck back.

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It’s not the vodka that gets sucked back as much as it’s the air that follows the vodka.

I like to cold crash under CO2 pressure so any suck back is CO2.


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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2021, 02:22:26 AM »
I put vodka in my airlocks, it's so little you'll never know it was there if there is even that much suck back.

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It’s not the vodka that gets sucked back as much as it’s the air that follows the vodka.

I like to cold crash under CO2 pressure so any suck back is CO2.


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I've been using a HEPA air filter so it's clean air that gets in, but I don't like the O2 exposure even if it's clean.
I have Anvil and Ss Brewtech bucket fermenters, but I can't figure a good way to crash under pressure without adding too much, or too little pressure. Do you use a special low pressure regulator?

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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2021, 09:21:39 AM »
I put vodka in my airlocks, it's so little you'll never know it was there if there is even that much suck back.

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It’s not the vodka that gets sucked back as much as it’s the air that follows the vodka.

I like to cold crash under CO2 pressure so any suck back is CO2.


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I always have vodka still covering my airlock it sucks back maybe a quarter inch of liquid if that

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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2021, 10:30:45 AM »
I also have ran boiling wort into my SS buckets and filled the airlock with vodka, then chilled the vessel  overnight with little or no suck back.

I won't pretend to know the science behind it and I could be wrong but I've had zero problems.

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What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2021, 01:11:53 PM »
I put vodka in my airlocks, it's so little you'll never know it was there if there is even that much suck back.

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It’s not the vodka that gets sucked back as much as it’s the air that follows the vodka.

I like to cold crash under CO2 pressure so any suck back is CO2.


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I've been using a HEPA air filter so it's clean air that gets in, but I don't like the O2 exposure even if it's clean.
I have Anvil and Ss Brewtech bucket fermenters, but I can't figure a good way to crash under pressure without adding too much, or too little pressure. Do you use a special low pressure regulator?
I transfer to keg and cold crash in it under CO2 pressure
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Re: What's your dry hopping technique's?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2021, 01:39:31 PM »
I wait for fermentation to finish, then cold crash for 3-5 days before dry hopping at 35F for 48 hours.  I have tried many dry hop processes and that works better for me than anything else.
How do you add the hops, loose or in a bag?

Pellets, loose
In the fermenter, correct?

Yep
What do you do to avoid suck back when you crash cool your fermenter?

I either use the Grainfather pressure kit or just seal the fermenter
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