Ok Earlier this month I brewed up my first made-up recipe. "Ty".P.A.(my last name is Tynan, so the name fits!). I decided to dry hop using leaf hops this time. Two ounces of Columbus. I probably went a little overkill, but I want a STRONG aroma. I have only used pellets for dry hopping in the past. They have been chillin in the carboy for almost two weeks now. Is this enough time? Or should I leave them longer. I read an article somewhere that says if you dry hop with leaf hops longer then a week or two, you can start to develop nasty "grassy" off flavors. Is this true?
I know to use a 6 gallon carboy for dryhopping with leaf hops in the future though. The damn things swelled up like twice thier size, to the top of the neck of my 5 gallon carboy. I got a clogged up airlock about 3 different times. I had to exchange the cork and airlock with a blowoff hose. I didn't have my blow off tube handy so I used a rubber mustang cap and some 3/16 hose for a blowoff tube. I opened up the lid so many damn times. I hope I don't get a contaminated batch. Im rambling now, blah, blah, relax, HAHB.