Questions tagged [dry-hop]

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

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Should dry hopping be done in secondary, when to transfer, and for how long?

After surveying questions related to dry hopping and secondary here on the Exchange, I don't yet have solid answers to the following questions. Should beer be transferred to secondary for the purpose ...
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What is wet hopping and how does it differ from dry?

Specifically what types of beer would you use wet hopping for and how does it affect the flavor/process differently than dry hopping a beer?
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Sanitation & Dry Hopping

Is there any risk of wort infection by not sanitizing hops before dry hopping?
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Dry hopping without secondary fermentation

I have so far only done bottom-fermented beers without transferring into a second vessel for secondary fermentation. If I wanted to do some dry hopping with this technique, when is the best time to ...
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Whirlpool hop additions

What is the real difference between a whirlpool hop addition and a flameout hop addition? The practice of whirlpooling is more of a pro-equipment setup type of technique, but I have seen and heard ...
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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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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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Dry Hop Filtering and bottling

This is my first attempt at dry hopping. I added hop pellets directly into the secondary fermenter. They have been in for 1 week and many have settled to the bottom, however there is quite a bit ...
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Sanitization practices when dry hopping in a muslin bag

I've had good results, have always done it the same way in recent years, but always question myself when I dry hop. Weigh-out my pellet hops Scrub my hands with soap an water Drop a weight, a muslin ...
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“Dry hop” etymology

What exactly the "dry" means in the "dry hop" expression ? Does it refers to a dry flavor of hop in beer? Or because the hops were added to beer in a dried form? Could it be called or explained as "...
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What is the purpose of dry hopping in intervals (multiple additions)?

What would be the purpose in adding dry hops, then removing them prior to adding a second, even third addition, rather than simply putting all the dry hops in at the same time? If the answer has to ...
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Dry Hopping without a bag

I'll have about 1/2 an ounce of leftover Cascade hop pellets when I finish my boil. I was thinking that I would save them and throw them in the secondary, but I don't have a bag. Will I get much ...
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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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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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fermentation and dry hopping

I'm thinking about dry hopping my current batch. It's still fermenting and bubbling, and the krausen hasn't dissipated yet. Should I wait for fermentation to stop? Should I wait for the krausen to ...
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Adding juniper berries to secondary

I am making an ale flavored with juniper berries (dried and crushed). I am considering adding some during secondary, much like dry hopping. What I want from the berries is of course the resinous and ...
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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 ...