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Old 05-08-2014, 12:30 PM   #11
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What about cold crashing your primary and rack onto hops in the secondary for a week or two, then you could even cold crash for a day before bottling to get the hops to drop. I'm going to try this on what I have in my primary soon


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Old 05-08-2014, 04:30 PM   #12
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What about cold crashing your primary and rack onto hops in the secondary for a week or two, then you could even cold crash for a day before bottling to get the hops to drop. I'm going to try this on what I have in my primary soon
That would work, but I wouldn't dry hop for 2 weeks or else you might get some grassy flavors.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:45 PM   #13
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I agree with the dry hop and then cold crash method.

On an unrelated topic, but nonetheless IMPORTANT...

I would strongly advise against using one of those carboy handles on a full carboy. A full carboy can weigh upwards of 50# and that amount of stress on the neck of the carboy can be an invitation for disaster.

I personally learned this about 2 yrs ago on the VERY FIRST time that I used one of those handles.

Thankfully, it was only filled with 5gallons of water AND
more thankful that I was moving forwards when the neck snapped and the carboy hit the garage floor and shattered!

Glass shards in every direction and complicated by the force of rushing water, I was still finding pieces of carboy months later underneath cabinets and tool boxes.

Just my .02, but I would hate to see a fellow human gashed wide open by shattering carboy glass.

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That would work, but I wouldn't dry hop for 2 weeks or else you might get some grassy flavors.
I you cold crash after a week are you effectively stopping the dry hopping process?
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:11 PM   #15
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I doubt it. I've read dry hopping warm is more effective.... something about extracting the oils at warmer temps, but I'm sure there is still some exchange going on even if the beer is cold. I've dry hopped in the keg a few times for the duration of the keg and the flavor was fantastic. I only do it with whole hops, but I've never noticed any grassy flavors. I believe it's possible, but also believe that theory to be grossly over exaggerated.

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