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Benedetto 04-10-2013 10:17 PM

Can dry hopping restart a fermentation?
 
So yesterday I dry hopped my IPA. Gravity was 1.014, so I assumed it was all done. I racked it to secondary with the hops, and today after work I have new bubbles and a very small krausen stain around the rim of my carboy. Even the airlock is working!

any ideas???

jethro55 04-10-2013 10:23 PM

Normal for me. A fluffy 1/2 inch foam on top of the ones that have been dry hopped. It subsided after about 4 days. Still leaving a lot of floating hop flakes after that.

Spidey13 04-10-2013 11:50 PM

It may just be Co2 coming out of solution due to the agitation of the beer while transferring to secondary. However you can always take another gravity reading after a couple of days to see.

Glynn 04-11-2013 12:26 AM

Ya it happens sometimes. I have one right now that was 2 weeks in primary no bubbles nice and clear. so i dry hopped it right in the primary. the next day it clouded over and stuff was rising and falling. Its just starting to clear again now 5 days later. I plan on bottling it tomorrow

Yooper 04-11-2013 12:28 AM

Dryhopping adds a bunch of nucleation points, so it'll bubble after adding the hops (or anything like that).

Spartan1979 04-11-2013 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper (Post 5096156)
Dryhopping adds a bunch of nucleation points, so it'll bubble after adding the hops (or anything like that).

That would be the correct answer.

Yooper 04-11-2013 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spartan1979 (Post 5098527)
That would be the correct answer.

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m_c_zero 04-11-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper (Post 5098531)
What'd I win?

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GrogNerd 04-11-2013 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper (Post 5098531)
What'd I win? :D

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ricksam 04-12-2013 11:49 AM

"Dryhopping adds a bunch of nucleation points"

wtf language is this??:pipe:


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