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Evan! 11-20-2006 08:58 PM

Dryhopping: How Much Hops & How Long
I've dryhopped before, but what do you guys think about the dryhopping schedule for this particular IPA I brewed the other day? I was thinking at least an ounce of Cascade for 2 weeks. Your thoughts?

Christmas in India Pale Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

14-B India Pale Ale, American IPA

Min OG: 1.056 Max OG: 1.075
Min IBU: 40 Max IBU: 72
Min Clr: 6 Max Clr: 15 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.50
Anticipated OG: 1.071 Plato: 17.21
Anticipated SRM: 14.0
Anticipated IBU: 67.5
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 5.88 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.060 SG 14.76 Plato

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
52.2 6.00 lbs. Generic LME - Extra Light Generic 1.035 7
26.1 3.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
8.7 1.00 lbs. Melanoidin Malt 1.033 35
2.2 0.25 lbs. Crystal 20L America 1.035 20
4.3 0.50 lbs. Crystal 90L America 1.033 90
4.3 0.50 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2
2.2 0.25 lbs. Flaked Soft White Wheat America 1.034 2

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
0.50 oz. Warrior Whole 16.50 33.5 60 min.
0.25 oz. Warrior Whole 16.50 15.0 45 min.
0.25 oz. Warrior Whole 16.50 8.5 30 min.
0.50 oz. Simcoe Whole 14.40 5.8 10 min.
0.25 oz. Simcoe Whole 14.40 2.4 5 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 6.00 2.2 5 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 0.0 Dry Hop (2 weeks)


White Labs WLP005 British Ale

Brewsmith 11-20-2006 09:02 PM

At least. I've gone up to 2 ounces. Two weeks is about right.

Evan! 11-20-2006 09:04 PM

cool...thanky! I've got 3 lbs of whole leaf hops scheduled for delivery tomorrow...yeehaw.

Brewsmith 11-20-2006 09:08 PM

The whole leaf hops are a pain to get into the carboy and will soak up alot of beer. Just to warn you. ;)

boldone 11-20-2006 09:37 PM

I just kegged my 121 IBU IPA which was made with a total of 8 oz of Cascade whole leaf hops. I dry hopped with 2 oz of the whole leaf cascade. I did ferment about 5.5gals and after the dry hop in the seconday I was just shy of 5 gallons of finished product. The ABV is only 5.1% but this is the best tasting brew I have made to date, and it is not even carbonated yet. If you like hops, and I am guessing that you do, go for the 2 oz.

Evan! 11-20-2006 10:51 PM


Originally Posted by Brewsmith
The whole leaf hops are a pain to get into the carboy and will soak up alot of beer. Just to warn you. ;)

I know. Been there, done that. :cool:

david_42 11-20-2006 10:51 PM

When dry hopping two weeks is about as long as you'll want to leave the hops in. I use kegs for clearing, so I can just suspend a bag of hops in the keg and if it isn't enough, replace it. My Bent Rod Rye (3.6 ABV) was dry hopped with three different hops: cascades, fuggles, then EKG. Each for a week and only 1/2 oz. at a time. I was sneaking up on it.

sirsloop 11-21-2006 05:59 PM

The Cascade Pale Ale I just made was 1oz at 60 min, .5oz at 15 minutes, .5 oz at flame off, and 2oz dry after two weeks going into secondary. Its going to stay in there for 10 days dry hopped, then into a tertiary for a couple days to clear up before bottling.

Evan! 11-21-2006 06:03 PM

The brewmaster who I get yeast from put a dryhopped ale on cask last night at his pub. Damn good stuff. I gotta say, cask ale has its place...it was so creamy and delicious, and the hop aromas were just magical.

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