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Old 06-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
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Is there a point where you should stop dry hopping? My porter has been dry hopping for 2 weeks and 2 days and I was ready to bottle but since I was away for 10 days, I don't have enough empty bottles to do it! Will it hurt to dry hop for 3-4 weeks?

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Old 06-06-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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just from reading other posts here - dry hopping for too long, depending on the hop type can lead to grassy flavours.
hopefully someone with actual experience will chime in

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ok, in that case, I'm dry hopping with Fuggles.

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More than a month the flavors can get weird. Since I dry hop in the keg, I've have several oppertunities to find this out. By the time I decide to transfer the ale, the flavors are in the ale to stay, or there just isn't enough to bother transferring.

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I dry-hopped with HP without using a bag... they spread around quite a bit and never really sank to the bottom.

After 2 weeks I was ready to bottle, but decided that I should clarify for a few weeks to make sure there aren't any hops floating in my bottled beer...

Good move, cuz during the carboy transfer a lot of hops made their way through the siphon.

just a word of warning!

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