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Old 01-02-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Dry-hopped too early

I added 1.5 oz of centennial right at the start of an IPA primary fermentation. In hindsight I see (and smell!) that I should have waited until after active fermentation was done. I love heavy hop aromas and fear I've lost most from the initial fermentation. I am considering opening back up to add another 1 oz in the "primary" (same vessel after active fermentation is done)...wanted to avoid moving to a secondary. Any thoughts?

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I added 1.5 oz of centennial right at the start of an IPA primary fermentation. In hindsight I see (and smell!) that I should have waited until after active fermentation was done. I love heavy hop aromas and fear I've lost most from the initial fermentation. I am considering opening back up to add another 1 oz in the "primary" (same vessel after active fermentation is done)...wanted to avoid moving to a secondary. Any thoughts?
Do not do anything more until the beer has reached FG, then take a reading AND taste. If you feel the need to dry hop more do so at that time.
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