Originally Posted by kal1701
Hi I'm back
Well I'm going to dry hop this weekend
Do I need a certain amount of cascade or just a handful
Am I right in believing that you just put the hops in the same type of bag I steeped the grains in and put them in
Is there no risk of contamination
Final question for now
When I pitch the sugar do I mix it with boiling water first and if so how much
Hope you've enjoyed your two weeks away from me
I measure my hops additions with a scale. An ounce is pretty good for most beers, but I've used more when I wanted more. I don't use hops bags, but if you do you can sanitize them first and put the hops in them loosely (don't pack them in!) and add that to your beer.
When you prime the beer, it's easiest to bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and add the sugar. Boil that a few minutes, then turn off the heat and add it to your sanitized bottling bucket. Then rack the beer into that. Put the tubing on the bottom of the bottling bucket, in a circle on the bottom, so that the beer fills from the bottom and mixes up and swirls as it fills. That will mix it up well, without risking aerating/oxidizing it.