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Offline Steve Ruch

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Dry hopped cider
« on: July 26, 2022, 05:30:57 pm »
How many ozs of hops should I add to a three gallon batch?
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Offline joe_meadmaker

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Re: Dry hopped cider
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2022, 10:20:42 pm »
This was for a mead rather than a cider, but a couple batches I did once were done with 1/2 oz per gallon and came out very nice.  I did two 1 gallon batches.  One was dry hopped with Fuggle and the other with Cascade.  They were both very good, but I liked the Fuggle better.  I had the hops in for 5 days and then racked.

Do you know what hops you're planning to use?
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Offline Steve Ruch

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Re: Dry hopped cider
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2022, 08:30:54 am »
This was for a mead rather than a cider, but a couple batches I did once were done with 1/2 oz per gallon and came out very nice.  I did two 1 gallon batches.  One was dry hopped with Fuggle and the other with Cascade.  They were both very good, but I liked the Fuggle better.  I had the hops in for 5 days and then racked.

Do you know what hops you're planning to use?
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Offline erockrph

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Re: Dry hopped cider
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2022, 10:27:05 am »
I'd go on the low side for dry hopping rate. 1oz in a 5 gallon batch will be flavorful enough while minimizing grassiness. I experimented with dry hopping cider in the past and although I enjoyed it, there was a definite vegetal/grassy flavor even at low hopping rates. This might be a good use for Cryo Hops.
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