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Old 05-25-2010, 12:09 PM   #51
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Hey Superdave~

I have tried many different ways with the dry hopping, and I think 7-10 days will pretty much do it. My preferred method is to add the dry hops and then I roust the fermenter once a day over the first three days to sink everything. Then I roust it every other day. I have found this to the method that works best for me.

I have tried adding hops just after high krausen and transferring after three days, but it has never worked for me. I never really got the "perfumy" aroma that is supposed to happen with this method.

Really, it is all a matter of preference.

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:10 AM   #52
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Might as well add to this, since I just read all these pages
I've tried dryhopping now a few times, and I never got any good aroma. My last IPA that is now carbing in the keg, I put 2 ounces of pellet cascades for about 2 weeks (wanted to do less time but got busy) in my secondary in a bag. In all my dryhopping experience I've never weighted the bag down at all, Is this my problem, is it just floating at the top and not getting mixed into the brew?

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:14 AM   #53
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Could be. Have you ever tried not using a bag and just let the pellets marinate free of constraint?

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:54 PM   #54
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Could be. Have you ever tried not using a bag and just let the pellets marinate free of constraint?
No, I have only tried with the bag, so it is easier to transfer the beer out to the keg, then I pull the bag out.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #55
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i used to use a hop bag. now i just add them to the primary after 3 weeks or rack ontop of them into secondary. when i siphon i just tie a hop bag to the end of the racking cane. i get no hop particles in the beer. some cases ive had the hops sink to the bottom with 2 weeks of dryhopping, sometime with 1 week dryhop not all sink and some of it stays a float.

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Old 05-26-2010, 04:27 PM   #56
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i used to use a hop bag. now i just add them to the primary after 3 weeks or rack ontop of them into secondary. when i siphon i just tie a hop bag to the end of the racking cane. i get no hop particles in the beer. some cases ive had the hops sink to the bottom with 2 weeks of dryhopping, sometime with 1 week dryhop not all sink and some of it stays a float.
Is there a difference between a hop bag, and like a grain sock, I think I'm using a grain sock, like the ones that come with some extract kits.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:45 PM   #57
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These are the threads that make HBT what it is! I'm a pantyhose fan myself no no no not wearing, using in my bier! Actually it's the grandma style knee highs that I use. I purchase the lightest colored ones I can find, then boil them in water until all the dye is released from them. Do yourself a favor and use natural or some skintoned version as black is a pain in the neck as I had to swap water 4 or 5 times, still real easy though! Okay so that's the hard part I also put marbles in with the hose when boiling. Kills 2 birds with one stone!

I dryhop by putting marbles and pellet hops in a knee high, tying it off, and dropping it in the fermenter. I've done this in the primary after fermentation was done when I wasn't going to rack to a secondary & I've used it in a secondary. Great results both ways and if doing it in the primary you're still able to harvest yeast easily without worrying about so many hop particles.

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Is there a difference between a hop bag, and like a grain sock, I think I'm using a grain sock, like the ones that come with some extract kits.
i believe its called a hop muslin bag
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:44 PM   #59
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Greetings all - first time poster here.

I found this thread by searching for dry hopping and have read all the posts. Lots of interesting ideas, but I think Phillip's post above about the pantyhose may be the one I go with.

This is my 2nd batch, first time dry hopping. A DFH 60 minute clone. The hops are still in the bag from the brew store, but I'm pretty sure they are pellets.

I do not plan to use secondary, just primary (in a bucket) for about 3 weeks. The instructions say to add the dry hops on day 5 after brewing, so that would be about 23 days in primary with the add'l hop pellets. Anybody see any problems with this plan?

If I don't use the pantyhose, and just drop them in uncontained, I gather that I should wrap a hop bag around my siphon tube when I rack to the bottling bucket, to avoid hop particles in the beer, correct?

Thanks all.

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Old 06-21-2010, 07:47 PM   #60
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I guess I should also say that I bottle as opposed to keg.

I just noticed when I posted my reply that this thread is in the "All Grain and Partial Mash" section; I am using an extract batch, so I apologize if I posted to the wrong forum section.

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