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Old 12-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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If my stout comes out of the primary too sweet. Can I dry hop in the secondary for 5 days to get some bitterness.

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Dry hopping doesn't add bittering.

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Hops need to be boiled to obtain the bitterness.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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Are you sure it was done in the primary? If it wasn't, the yeast will take care of the extra sugars.

Also, try not to judge a beer by a flat, warm, unconditioned sample. It may be exactly where it should be considering it is not meant to be consumed for a few more weeks.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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look up making a hop tea

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I would check your gravity and see where you are. It is totally possible that the fermentation is just lagging a little and you need to wait some more for the yeast to do their job.

I use to run into sweetness issues and hung up fermentations, then I bought a hydrometer and read How to Brew.

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Dry hopping doesn't add bittering.
Dry hopping can make the beer more bitter. It doesn't increase the beer's estimated IBU's because it doesn't add any iso-alpha acids. However, you may perceive more bitterness than before.
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I was only tasting the wort. I just don't know how the taste changes after the fermenter. I just want to be ready with options if it comes out sweet.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
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SG started at 1.060. Added a some brown sugar coffee and a teaspoon of cinnamon.

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SG started at 1.060. Added a some brown sugar coffee and a teaspoon of cinnamon.
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