New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Dry hopping question




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
Grinnan5150
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 326
Liked 24 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Dry hopping question

Just attempted my first dry hop so please forgive the stupid question. My beer is very cloudy with hop debris and it has been about a week. Does it eventually settle or will I just be stuck with hop crud in the beer? Would cold crashing take care of this problem or does that only work with yeast?



__________________
Grinnan5150 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
Whut
.--. .-.. . .- ... . / -.- . . .--. / ..- .--.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Whut's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northwest valley of the sun
Posts: 7,970
Liked 1614 Times on 1517 Posts
Likes Given: 8530

Default

Cold crashing will definately work but depending how long you want it on the hops you may want to rack it off first.



__________________
Whut is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 01:57 AM   #3
Homebrewtastic
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 1,044
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grinnan5150 View Post
Just attempted my first dry hop so please forgive the stupid question. My beer is very cloudy with hop debris and it has been about a week. Does it eventually settle or will I just be stuck with hop crud in the beer? Would cold crashing take care of this problem or does that only work with yeast?
Cold crashing will work, but finings will work better. For future reference though it's a good idea to put your hops in a hop sack and weigh it down with marbles. At my LHBS I saw this mesh tube that you insert in the neck of your carboy and fill with hops, seemed cool but never got one.

And as my father always said, there are no stupid questions... just stupid people.

just kidding.
__________________
On Deck:
Primary: Lambic-ish
Kegged: Das Funken Weisse, Un Poquito Wylde
Bottled: Epik Barleywine, Chocolate Chili Pumpkin Porter, EKG Amber
Adventures in Zymurgy - Homebrewing and Sour Beer Blog
Homebrewtastic is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 02:00 AM   #4
Grinnan5150
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 326
Liked 24 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homebrewtastic

Cold crashing will work, but finings will work better. For future reference though it's a good idea to put your hops in a hop sack and weigh it down with marbles. At my LHBS I saw this mesh tube that you insert in the neck of your carboy and fill with hops, seemed cool but never got one.

And as my father always said, there are no stupid questions... just stupid people.

just kidding.
My dad says the same thing. Funny you should mention the sack. I asked my LHBS about that and they told me just to throw them in the carboy so now I have the mess. I guess I will just keg and cold crash and use the sack next time
__________________
Grinnan5150 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 02:06 AM   #5
Homebrewtastic
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 1,044
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grinnan5150 View Post
My dad says the same thing. Funny you should mention the sack. I asked my LHBS about that and they told me just to throw them in the carboy so now I have the mess. I guess I will just keg and cold crash and use the sack next time
I love the hop socks. At my LHBS they're like $0.40 a pop, so I just by a handful whenever I'm there and use them once only.
__________________
On Deck:
Primary: Lambic-ish
Kegged: Das Funken Weisse, Un Poquito Wylde
Bottled: Epik Barleywine, Chocolate Chili Pumpkin Porter, EKG Amber
Adventures in Zymurgy - Homebrewing and Sour Beer Blog
Homebrewtastic is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 02:08 AM   #6
wilsojos
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 290
Liked 21 Times on 18 Posts

Default

I did a dry hop on my last batch. I used Irish moss 15 minutes before the end of the boil, 3 weeks primary, threw hops in a secondary (no bag), racked beer on top, left for 1 week, cold crashed 3 days and kegged. First 2 pints had some floaties, but it is crystal clear now. I mean beautiful. I think the Irish moss does a really good job, I use it on every batch now. I only dry hopped with 1oz of Chinook hops.

__________________
wilsojos is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 02:57 AM   #7
Hex
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Granite Bay, CA
Posts: 1,041
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Did you use pellets or whole cone? I prefer whole cone and use a hop strainer that I made for my racking cane:





__________________
Hex is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 05:24 AM   #8
sweetcell
Swollen Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 3,675
Liked 530 Times on 396 Posts
Likes Given: 217

Default

you can also put a hop sack over the end of the racking cane, that should stop most hop gunk from being transferred to your bottling bucket. it's very much like Hex's idea, but with a finer mesh.

__________________
.
What hops should I grow? Hop grower's comparison table

Drinking: a chocolate oatmeal stout, a belgian imperial stout, a Vertical Epic 09.09.09 clone
Fermenting: a split-batch belgian blond/saison
Aging: an oud bruin, a BDSA/Dubbel thingy, a soured Saison, my "Wild Oats" brett/sour, and some other stuff i can't think of at the moment...
Up next: who knows. maybe providing links to recipes for the above beers.
sweetcell is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 05:42 AM   #9
mike_in_ak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: anchorage, ak
Posts: 544
Liked 84 Times on 52 Posts

Default

Just opened bottle of third beer, a rye p.a.

Dry hopped with loose pellets, was really worried when it turned into a huge mess in carboy.

Had in primary for two weeks, the secondary quite a while, 12 days or so dry hopped. Jiggled carboy every now and then, hops eventually went to bottom.

Racked to bucket for bottling with boiled grain bag over siphon.

Clearest of my three beers. 8 days in the bottle at this point, tried one tonight and tasted success.

(I had not been using bottling bucket but did so to rack with the grain bag.)

__________________
mike_in_ak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #10
Grinnan5150
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 326
Liked 24 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thank you all for the ideas with the racking. I will definitely be doing that!



__________________
Grinnan5150 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes