Originally Posted by teruyaki
Hey guys, I'm going to dry hop an IIPA with about 3.5 oz of pellets into a glass carboy tomorrow. I am worried about the pellets splashing and oxidizting the beer. Should i be worried about that? its a 6-8 inch drop to the beer.
Also, I'm planning on a cold crash a couple days before bottling. is that a bad idea for a IIPA? i heard it may affect the aroma when doing so.
Thanks for any recommendations/advice!
Cold crashing a IIPA is not a bad idea at all. I always do this to help drop out the hop particles along with any remaining yeast. An extra day or two for this process will not have any negative affect on the aroma...technically you are still dry hopping since the hops are still in there. As far as oxidation, I don't think dropping the hops in would be a big concern, but like mentioned before, if you are transferring to secondary just add the hops first and then rack on top of them.