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Old 02-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #21
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For an IPA 2 oz of dry hop in 5 gallons is a minimum. I would use 3 oz!
Yep. My standard is 3 oz for IPA, 6 oz for IIPA.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #22
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Oak chips huh. Im a big fan of the hops recommended so far for American and west coast ipas, but you might want to consider some other hops. I think some earthy/spicy hops might pair well with oak. Consider hops like Williamette and Fuggles for an English character. I think some American varieties like Nugget, simcoe and columbus may make a pungent combo as well...

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:01 PM   #23
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Ended up getting 2oz of cascade and 2oz of centennial hops. Hopefully this will be a good combo. Gotta love experimenting with homebrew Thanks for all the replies.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #24
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I have a question about cold crashing after the dry hop. Spare fridge is in the garage. Brewery is in the attic. Would moving it that far of a distance completely off set the cold crashing? Would the beer need to be brought back up to temp before mixing in sugar and bottling.?

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It could stir up the yeast & trub carrying it that far. You just have to give it time to settle,which is what cold crashing does.
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Do you need fridge temps or will 40-50 work to cold crash. Can I siphon from the fridge right to bottleing bucket?

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This is relatively a big beer. The OG was 1.069 and FG is 1.014. It probably already has a big hop aroma because its an IPA.
I regularly brew 1.070 / 1.011-12 IIPAs with substantial hop additions at every slot, especially dryhop. What is your point? Are you saying that a dryhop is unnecessary because of the OG/FG? Doesn't make sense.
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Noob question... can I modify the amount of hops added to dry hop without changing anything else and not 'ruin' a recipe? The recipe only calls for 1 oz for dry hopping and I think I would like to add more. It's an IPA with 4 oz of hops added throughout the boil. From what you guys have said in this post, I think I should at least double, maybe even triple the amount of dry hops...

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Noob question... can I modify the amount of hops added to dry hop without changing anything else and not 'ruin' a recipe? The recipe only calls for 1 oz for dry hopping and I think I would like to add more. It's an IPA with 4 oz of hops added throughout the boil. From what you guys have said in this post, I think I should at least double, maybe even triple the amount of dry hops...
Dry hopping only adds aroma so you can't mess up a recipe. Just pick aroma hops that compliment each other and the recipe in general.
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Yes, you can modify the dryhop by adding more. More dryhops = more aroma without the added bitterness via IBUs.

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