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Old 12-23-2005, 04:00 AM   #11
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i add the hops into the secondary, then rack the beer from the primary into the secondary on top of the hops. if you dry hop in the primary, you'll lose a bunch of the aroma from the fermentation and co2 carrying off the part you want to linger behind.

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Old 12-23-2005, 04:46 AM   #12
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Oh ..OK Thanks for the heads up...Makes sence guess...Secondary Hopping it is then....

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Old 12-23-2005, 04:50 AM   #13
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by the way, no dumb questions here. :~)

you can do it either way, you'll just get more aroma from adding hops to the secondary, but there will be more sediment (trub) left behind. try it both was and see which you like best. just a reason to brew more!

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Old 01-19-2006, 06:10 PM   #14
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there is a good article on dry hopping in the latest 'zymurgy' basically just add pellets to the secondary. they well settle out after a few days, and after 2 weeks just rack into your bottle bucket and bottle as usuall.

p.s. this is a probably a stereo type ,but being your from australia and all, did you happen to see the Hingis match the other day where she made that russian chick cry?

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Old 01-22-2006, 01:37 PM   #15
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all this dry hop has got me thinking. I think my newcastle clone might be a little too sweet right now. I just raked to secondary and was going to wait and see if the taste balanced out a bit. if it didn't i was going to make some hop tea with about 1/2 gallon of water and add it to the secondary. will dry hoping achieve the same effect or will the only difference be more trub. I only have 4.5 gallons in secondary since I haven't figured out a way to get that last 1/2 gallon out of my primary without taking all the dead yeast and trub with it(still a noob), so adding more trub is the last thing i need right now. By the way if someone can help with with that problem i'd be much oblidged. the only thing I've come up with is to adjust my recipe for a 5.75 gallon boil so that .25 is left in my boiling when I rack to primary and .5 is left in primary when i rack to secondary.

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i was going to make some hop tea with about 1/2 gallon of water and add it to the secondary. will dry hoping achieve the same effect or will the only difference be more trub.
Dry hopping will impart flavor and aroma to the beer, but no bitterness.

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I only have 4.5 gallons in secondary since I haven't figured out a way to get that last 1/2 gallon out of my primary
I shoot for 5.5 gallons in my primary...that gives you enough volume to take a few samples, leave all of the trub behind, and still fill your secondary all the way up to neck.
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If I do this won't i end up with diluted beer unless I adjust the recipe? If I do have to adjust how do I do it accordingly?

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Yeah, but it's a very minor dilution. But if you use promash or something simular it's very easy to scale the recipe.

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If I do this won't i end up with diluted beer unless I adjust the recipe? If I do have to adjust how do I do it accordingly?
I adjust the amounts of grains and DME/LME up by 10% to account for the difference, or you can put your recipe in Beer Recipator (or ProMash or Beersmith) and it will make the adjustments for you.
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