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How to achieve that hoppy aroma and top notes

I think the primary factor would be how much you're dry-hopping with. More hops means more of the volatile aromatic compounds that produce those aromas. Most of the recipes I've seen call for ...
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How to achieve that hoppy aroma and top notes

In addition to the other answers which I agree with. Late boil additions are very important too at last 1-5 minutes or whirlpool. These add a "deep" aroma for lack of a better term. They seem to ...
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Can I over-filter my beer?

If you are worried about the yeast getting through that bag, you have nothing to worry about. When we talk about sterile filtration, the generally accepted size of the filter is .45u (micron). 1000 ...
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"FV" abbreviation in BrewDog recipe

Apparently it means to add to Fermentation Vessel as you noted. https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/diy-dog I'm guessing it means in the primary, as most dry hops are in secondary. This would be ...
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Will Dry Hopping Add Bitterness?

I've had bitter hop flavor come from dry hopping as well. The quoted text from the OP makes sense to me: Dry hopping is essentially creating a tincture. Don't believe me? Drop 3 grams of a high alpha ...
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Beer looses almost all carbonation when opened

What your describing is volcano bottles. Over carbonation This is caused by bottle conditioning with too much priming sugar, too much residual sugar or wild yeast infection. Priming sugar misdose is ...
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How to achieve that hoppy aroma and top notes

From my experience thesquaregroot got it mostly rigtht - fresh hops and sufficient quantity. There is one more really important factor. As far as my experiments go, 4 days before adding hops and ...
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How does alcohol affect flavour/aroma when dry hopping?

This is really a question would take a book to answer completly. I'll try to hit the main points. Yes. What hops are added to does change aroma and flavor. Because of the blending of everything. (...
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Messed up West Coast IPA recipe, could dryhopping make it good?

Wait!!! Does the beer taste good? If so, just leave it, it wont be as bitter as the recipe sure, but good beer is good beer. It's probably OK. Hop additions are numbered by the amount of boil ...
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Dry hop to add depth of flavour?

If its still in the fermentation vessel, then yes you can dry hop. My advise is, if you have a 5 gal Batch, dry hop a gallon of it and test it out. that way if its not what you expected then you ...
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Dry hop to add depth of flavour?

Dry hopping will have a much larger impact on aroma than taste. Sniff the hops you are thinking of adding while sipping the beer (ideally a previous batch of the same recipe if this one hasn't dried ...
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I'm worried about adding germs to my brew when dry hopping

How much of a risk is this? - To answer your first question the risk is minimal. once fermentation has begun in force the solution is mostly unfavorable for non yeast microorganisms. no this isn't to ...
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Will dry hopping without a hop bag give me "hop floaties"?

I'm not a fan of using bags in fermentation The bags usually float giving a perfect media for bacteria on the exposed area to grow on. Expecially in secondary when c02 levels are the lowest. Also in ...
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Will dry hopping without a hop bag give me "hop floaties"?

Yeah, it may. If you can chill the before racking to a keg it should drop the hops. If you can' do that, you can just wait til they drop on their own.
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Dry hopping and massive gas release

Fermenting/fermented beer has something like 0.8 volumes of CO₂ dissolved into it. Adding hops creates a ton of nucleation points for CO₂ bubbles to form. Fermentation has likely not restarted. You ...
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Can I over-filter my beer?

No. Unless it's a cloudy style that relies on particulates. But putting that bag over your racking cane will probably just clog up and be a frustrating mess. I would use finings and cold crash. Then ...
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Hop Bags, What are the Advantages?

Using hop bags is just for ease of use of hops. Using them in the boil pretty much depends on your system. With my system, the pickup tube will clog if I use whole hops without a bag. For that ...
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How much time to dry hop and why?

I'm with everyone else. 5-7 days. To get that super hoppy aroma though, I've only been able to get that by using a hop back with first-wort and dry-hopping (clone W. Coast ipa, greenflash). For less ...
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How much time to dry hop and why?

Trial and error. There is no definite answer. I haven't achieved yet great aroma, so far dry hopped in primary in last couple days. I would add 5 oz per 10gl. Read an article saying its better to ...
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Beer has off flavor, sample taken while bottling tasted good

How old is it? I know from experience just a few days at warm temps like you described 80°F will make a delicate beer taste like it was age weeks. Noticing the green bottles, light struck (skunking) ...
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Aggressive dry hopping schedule normal?

Is this normal for single hop ales? Maybe for brew dog it is, and homebrewers at my local club have done this. I only use dry hopping for my single hop ales occasionally, when the hop has promising ...
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Fermentation time

Let it go. Hops contain enzymes so you are likely seeing renewed fermentation which could continue in the bottles or keg if you package it too quickly. Concerns regarding prolonged contact with dry ...
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Three days into fermenting beer and getting really sharp, bitter flavors, will that mellow out?

If it's still fermenting, you're likely just experiencing the hops still in suspension. After fermentation is complete, a LOT of this material and the associated bitterness will drop out of ...
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When to dry hop for Bulldog Evil Dog?

Loss of gravity is not linear. It is fastest at first. For really big beers it may take month or two. Also, it depends on temperature, initial availability of nutrients and oxygen, pitch size and so ...
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Quick advice for dry-hopping and racking to secondary

Dry-hopping in primary is fine. Many people don't rack to a secondary fermentation vessel anymore unless they're actually adding additional fermentables. In fact, dry-hopping before primary-...
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Using a hop back before bottling?

You'd pick up too much oxygen that way. The beer would oxidize in the bottle before you drank it all. Dry hopping is the way to go, just do more of it. More aroma, in this case, is a recipe issue ...
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Dry hopping fruit beer

Some brewers and commentators say not to dry hop during active fermentation as the release of CO2 from the fermenting vessel may take some of the hop aroma and flavour. IMHO that is not particularly ...
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"Debugging" a bitter DDH NEIPA

Less bitterness - I would drop some of the interim hop additions, I would stick with the FWH just to reduce foaming, and I would eliminate the 40min 0.2oz and 20 min 0.45 oz additions. If you want ...
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Dry Hopping Measuring Cup

Yes keep it clean, but no you do not need to sanitize it, the properties of finished beer and the properties of the hops will keep most spoilage organisms at bay.
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Fermentation time

The main indication would be to measure the final gravity of the wort, don't look at the activity in the airlock. However, if you kept it in a room without too much temperature variation at ambient ...
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