Originally Posted by bmwwd6
How long has everyone found it needs to condition in the bottles?
For as little time as possible. Remember, this is a double IPA, pretty much, and with a serious dry hopping. Age is IPA's enemy.
Mine was in primary for 3 wks, then I dry hopped (in the primary), and at day 3, put it in to cold crash. By day 5, it was cleared up a bit (as much as a black beer can clear, LOL), and I racked into the keg. So about 4 weeks til it was ready to drink.
Keeping in mind that bottles require 3 wks, you're gonna wanna get that bad boy into bottles as soon as you can, as long as you give the yeast enough time to clean up after itself so you don't have off flavors.
Also, please be careful not to get hop dust/sediment in your bottles. I ruined a batch this way, because they developed grassy off flavors after bottling (it was delicious during the bottling). Better to leave a couple pints behind than to suck up a bunch of hop gunk.