Questions tagged [dry-hop]

Technique of adding unboiled hops to the fermentor to give hop aroma and possibly additional bitterness.

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Is it important to weigh down a hop bag for dry-hopping?

If so, what kind of weight should I use? Should it be enough to sink the bag to the bottom of the carboy?
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Clarifying beer that’s already carbonated and under pressure using fermzilla

I don’t have refrigerator space to cold crash my fermentor so I’m cold crashing in the keg. I usually also add gelatin to the keg, crash it to 5 degrees, add gelatin, and leave it for 24 hours before ...
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Does the presence of hops in early unfermented beer retard the fermentation process?

I've been making a heather ale (so not of the usual process of making an beer wort). I got the Boadicea hops for aroma, but because I got them the day after making the wort (poor organisation on my ...
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Estimating Alpha Acids of Home Grown Hops

For the homebrewer that grows and harvests his/her own hops; how best can one approximate the alpha acids in the hops they have? Is it worth it or should brewers stick to using home grown hops for ...
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Three days into fermenting beer and getting really sharp, bitter flavors, will that mellow out?

I'm 3 days into fermenting my IPA in a Fermentasaurus under pressure (if it makes a difference) and I've just taken a hydrometer reading, all better than expected. The beer looks beautiful and hazy, ...
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Fermentation time

I am looking for some advice. I successfully completed a first all grain batch on the brewzilla (OG 1.048). Airlock activity ~every min at day 14 (yeast S-04 @ 18dc). Dry hopped loose (~80g total) on ...
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Hops Wort Absorption

According to BYO malt absorbs roughly 1.04L of water per kg malt. Knowing this makes calculating things like mash and sparge water quite a bit easier. Is there a rough absorption rate for hops? I've ...
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Dry Hopping Cider

I’ve taken to making Cider and quite enjoy it. I now finalize my fermentation (temp controlled) at 1.015Gs before bottling or kegging. In the case of bottling I still prime with sugar and then test ...
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Dry malting - a crazy idea?

A lot of talk is about dry-hopping in order to bring out the aroma of hops lost during the boiling process. Could a similar approach be used for malt? That is, could the addition of crushed grains to ...
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Oxidation in Secondary Fermenter

I have a question about the liklihood of oxidation during secondary fermenting. I'm brewing a NEIPA, second brew ever, from NorthernBrewer. OG 1.068, now 1.032 after 15 days in primary. Directions ...
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Dry Hopping Measuring Cup

When measuring hops for dry hopping, do I need to sanitize the cup I put the hops in on my scale? I recently started buying hops in bulk and I've never had to weigh hops before pouring them into the ...
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Is heady topper a NEIPA/ DIPA or both?

I'm from Australia so we don't really have good access to Heady Topper, Treehouse or Trilium NEIPAs. I have been looking at the heady topper clone on byo.com -https://byo.com/recipe/alchemist-heady-...
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Dry hop to add depth of flavour?

This is kind of hard to explain, but I'll try. Ive got quite a nice flavoured, mostly chinook hopped beer in the fermenter, but I was wondering if I could add another dimension to the flavour with a ...
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Dry hopping do's and dont's?

Hi me and my future wife are brewing a bunch of different beers for our wedding. Next up is an IPA so we are curious of how the dry hopping process works. I'm looking for do's and don'ts and also a ...
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Messed up West Coast IPA recipe, could dryhopping make it good?

My first batch, I followed a recipe using malt extract to create a West Cost IPA. The wording of the recipe made me invert the Hop additions... [Edit] Instead of: 2oz of Centinennial at 0mins left ...
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Aggressive dry hopping schedule normal?

So I'm looking through single hop recipes pretty much anywhere. When I came a across brewdogrecepies.com I was a bit surprised to find their dry hopping is pretty aggressive. Most of the recipes use ...
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“Debugging” a bitter DDH NEIPA

I brewed a DDH NEIPA recently and it was a great learning experience. I got the aromatics I was looking for but the flavor was bitter. The batch was bound to be wonky because of size limitations ...
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Beer has off flavor, sample taken while bottling tasted good

I brewed an IPA about 3 weeks ago. Everything went fine during fermentation and I've dropped a couple of hop pellets 4 days before bottling into the fermenter as I planned to do. When bottling ...
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How does alcohol affect flavour/aroma when dry hopping?

As a chemist, I know that extraction (from hops in this case) can be different for water (hop tea), beer (eg. 7% ABV), or pure ethanol. So in theory it should make a big difference if I dry hop with ...
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Does PH affect hop bitterness?

I've always disagreed with the idea that dry hopping or late hopping added 0 IBUs to your end product. If I ever brewed a kit or recipe and followed the hop schedule exactly, it would pretty much ...
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Should I dunk my dry hops?

When dry hopping, should you try to submerge the hops after you add them to the secondary? Half the hops in my last IPA weren't wet after a week, so I'm thinking they couldn't contribute much flavor.
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How long to dry hop, then when to bottle and taste?

For my second brewing attempt, I'm doing a Pale Ale, with this 20L Fresh Wort Kit and US-05 yeast. I put it in the fermenter 7 days ago, and it has remained fairly stable at 19° Celsius (66°F). ...
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Can I over-filter my beer?

I'm going to dry hop my very first IPA (without a bag) and I've read that when bottling I will need to put some kind of filtering cloth on the end of the racking cane to prevent hops sediment from ...
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How to achieve that hoppy aroma and top notes

Me and my brewing buddy have been brewing beers for some years now, we are pretty satisfied with our end products. Hardly any of that yeasty taste that can be quite prominent with home brews. We ...
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Dry hopping fruit beer

I am making a batch of apricot honey ale. i just added my appricots on secondary and want to dry hop later. Do I need to rack the beer to tertiary before dry hopping or just throw in the hops once ...
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Dry hopping in the keg using a dry hopper

I've never dry hopped in a corny keg before. I purchased a dry hopper with a 300 micron screen. 1. How do you tie the dry hopper so it floats? I've heard satin dental floss works well? 2. After I ...
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Beer looses almost all carbonation when opened

I followed this recipe for making an APA. Since I have a smaller brewing kit (10~12 liters pan and fermentation bucket), I divided the ingredients for two batches: First one following every step and ...
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Is it too soon to keg if im storing for a few weeks?

I just dry hopped an IPA i brewed on July 30th. I plan on kegging it next Wednesday, exactly one week from today. The Beer has had a full 10 days of primary fermentation so far and is only going to ...
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“FV” abbreviation in BrewDog recipe

I am attempting to follow a recipe in BrewDog's excellent DIY DOG (see Albino Squid Assassin recipe, page 217) As hop additions, as the last 2 additions it lists: * Chinook 100g FV Aroma * Citra ...
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Quick advice for dry-hopping and racking to secondary

tomorrow I'll brew an English style IPA with extract. I want to dry-hop in the conditioning phase, so, considering I'm using S04 on a small batch, I'll probably add the hops on Wednesday. It should be ...
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What are the primary causes of Acetaldehyde?

I'm a bit confused about this. In my own experience, I'm no longer experiencing acetaldehyde flavours in my beer after improving my aeration methods and at the same time starting to use yeast ...
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Will dry hopping without a hop bag give me “hop floaties”?

I've read numerous posts and articles on dry hopping in primary, secondary, and kegs. My current brew calls (AIPA) calls for dry hopping. I've think, after reading these articles, that I'd like to ...
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Dry hopping and massive gas release

I've been making an American IPA from young's which was sat at 1.010 SG for a couple of days. This is the point at which the instructions suggest I add the hop pellets. A minute or so after adding ...
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Hop Bags, What are the Advantages?

So I am sort of new at this. I ordered some hop bags as an add on item but have not yet used them. In the past I always dropped my hop pellets right into the boiling wort. But I plan to make a ...
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Using a hop back before bottling?

I'm wondering about approaches for getting maximum hop aroma, and i got looking at the hop back - in particular the hop rocket or similar. Having read about dry hopping etc, and the fact that it ...
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Will Dry Hopping Add Bitterness?

The prevailing wisdom seems to be that dry hopping is for aroma only, and effects on flavor are assumed to be a matter of perception. (i.e. smell affects taste) However, while attempting to "fix" a ...
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How much time to dry hop and why?

I'm thinking about brewing an IPA. My doubt is about "short dry hopping" vs "length dry hopping" I am thinking to go for 2 days minimum and 7 days maximum. I want to know your opinions and ...
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When To Dry Hop?

I'm working with a recipe for a black ale (Cascadian Dark Ale) and it's telling me to dry hop 0.25 oz Warrior hops and 0.5 oz Cascade hops right after transferring to the carboy. I had read that the ...
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When to dry hop for Bulldog Evil Dog?

I just want some advice on when to dry hop for this. I like my beers to be hoppy as hell! The stage I'm at; -the brew has been going for 6 days (hydrometer reading of 1.03 (initial probably 1.065, ...
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Dry hopping a lager in secondary

I've just moved my first lager into a secondary bucket, it had been in primary for about 3 weeks. Currently sitting in the keezer at about 10c. The recipe I'm following calls for the addition of ...
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Does Dry Hopping create a white film with bubbles?

Might be a weird question! I have brewed, with a friend, 6 batches of beer so far. An IPA, then a Stout, a Saison, a Doppelbock, an Baltic Porter and finally, the same IPA. All grain, always. Of all ...
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I'm worried about adding germs to my brew when dry hopping

I'm looking at these instructions - http://www.geterbrewed.com/craft-a-beer-instructions/ (I promise I'm not selling anything). In section 13, it says something along the lines of "Add the hops after ...
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Opinions on my hop schedule for double IPA?

Being only a third time brewer, and feeling ambitious and experimental i decided to step away from kit directions and experiment. anyone have experience with the following combo? any opinions on how ...
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Dry Hopping Question

I am super new to brewing but extremely ambitious. I just have a dry hop question so I hope you see this. So I'm currently fermenting a double IPA with Columbus for bittering and Cascade for aroma. ...
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cold crashing question

My fridge holds a damn near constant and consistent temp at whatever i set it at. I am thinking about cold crashing my double IPA and this would be my first time trying this technique. I heard there ...
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is 5 weeks enough for my double IPA?

I am Currently working on a double IPA with a predicted abv between 8%-9%..I am leaving it in one vessel. I was wondering if anyone thought 4 weeks in primary, then adding my dryhops and leaving for ...
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dry hopping in primary?

Okay, so I am currently working on my first batch that I Intend to Dry hop. I am getting a ton of mixed messages and want to see what the majority thinks. So I have finally come to the conclusion that ...
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Plastic Bucket - Primary & Dry Hopping

I will be brewing an IPA this weekend and fermenting in a bucket...so much easier to clean afterwards. Once fermentation is complete, I am going to dry hop for 7-10 days in the primary. That ...
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Is there any reason to re-rack and wait another week after dry hopping before bottling?

Is there any reason to re-rack and wait another week after dry hopping before bottling? The only reason I can think of is for settling of residual dry hopped particulates. But if you don't syphon ...
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green sludge floating

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3nIWsUoDjs2RVlsZ3FnaWdYRjQ/edit?usp=docslist_api I am brewing a double IPA. The beer is in the secondary and has been there for 10 days. I recorded 7.8% alc when I ...