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Old 07-25-2008, 01:01 AM   #1
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So I want to brew tomorrow, But I also want to dry hop my Honey Amarillo IPA. Here is my problem. My IPA is sitting in secondary in my temp controlled fermentation fridge and I have no room for the new brew in the fermenter w/ the IPA. My ? is this I can move my IPA into the house that we keep @ around 74 or so whats going to happon to my IPA going from 66-68 to 74-76? Its been in the 2ndary for 2+ weeks as is and was in primary for 3 weeks so the beer as is, is 5 weeks or better.
I know I can do the wet t-shirt thing and all but I dont have that kind of time to fuss with it. whatcha all think dry hop and not brew for another week or so?

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Old 07-25-2008, 01:47 AM   #2
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My thought is that since most of the problems with warm temps are during the early stages of fermentation are fine. If you have a dark closet throw it in there and dry hop.

I did this with my last APA and it came out very nice!


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I think it will be OK. I'm doing the same thing right now with my IPA. It fermented at 66 for 11 days and now it's sitting around 72. I was listening to a Sunday Session archived podcast the other night and the brewer (I forget from which brewery) raised his temps to the lower 70's for dry hopping.

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