The hydrometer reading is 1.014 from 1.058. I just dry hopped. How long should I let it ferment? Can I let alone for one more week without messing it up?

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The accepted knowledge on dry hopping today is as so:

  • The majority of the hop aroma will be imparted after 24 hours.
  • Nearly all of the hop aroma will be imparted after 72 hours.
  • Vegetal and other off flavours will begin to develop after 2 weeks.
  • Hop pellets are more efficient for dry hopping than whole hops*.

*I spoke with Charles Faram about this and was told that T90 pellets are around 15% more efficient at utilization than whole hops meaning you'd need 15% less weight of pellets as you would whole hops to achieve the same aroma and flavour.

I will usually dry hop for 3-5 days.

To answer your question, you will be fine leaving it for 1 week.

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