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tknice 02-28-2012 04:45 PM

Dry Hopping Walkthrough
 
Hey Guys,

I posted a guide for dry hopping over at brewgeeks if anyone is interested.

http://brewgeeks.com/dry-hop.html

-TK

sweetcell 02-28-2012 05:50 PM

nice - me like!

you wrote "These hops soak in the beer for anywhere from a few days to several weeks" - does anyone really dry-hop for several weeks? wouldn't this result in a really grassy taste?

DJP00829 02-28-2012 06:45 PM

Thanks for the write up! I've noticed you and a few other sources use the nylon bags. I'm wondering if I can use some extra muslin bags I have laying around? Or would those be too porous and let pellet fragments escape?

tknice 02-28-2012 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetcell (Post 3839069)
nice - me like!

you wrote "These hops soak in the beer for anywhere from a few days to several weeks" - does anyone really dry-hop for several weeks? wouldn't this result in a really grassy taste?

It definitely could depending on the type of hops used. The most I've ever done is two weeks and it was just because I was lazy and didn't rack. Turned out fine though. We almost always do a week. how about you?

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJP00829 (Post 3839300)
Thanks for the write up! I've noticed you and a few other sources use the nylon bags. I'm wondering if I can use some extra muslin bags I have laying around? Or would those be too porous and let pellet fragments escape?

Thanks DJ.. yeah, I use the paint strainer bags because I know they disposable, clean and work well. I think you would be fine using mulsin bags with whole leaf hops but I'm not sure for pellet though. You'll have to see how much gets through.

Some people even use panty hose lol.

elvestinkle 02-28-2012 07:00 PM

Maybe it's just me, but I'll never dry-hop with a bag again, unless I do it in a bucket. It was hell trying to get that thing back out of the fermenter!

Nice write-up, though.

vera 02-28-2012 09:05 PM

Thanks!

tknice 02-29-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elvestinkle (Post 3839371)
Maybe it's just me, but I'll never dry-hop with a bag again, unless I do it in a bucket. It was hell trying to get that thing back out of the fermenter!

Nice write-up, though.

Yeah, I don't typically dry hop this way with more than 2 ounces and using the 5 gallon bag definitely helps distribute the hop material for removal. You can also rack before removing the hops.

-TK

tknice 10-18-2012 06:21 PM

Updated the guide to state that dryhop flavor peaks at 5-7 days of contact.


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