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Old 06-27-2012, 06:39 AM   #1
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I everyone. Just want to ask for opinions on when I should add my hops to my primary fermenter? I haven't got a secondry so it has to be done this way. And also how long is it ok to leave them in for?

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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The longer that you leave the dry hops in the more flavor you get out, after a week you have got most of the flavor out.

Decide when you want to bottle/keg and put the hops in up to a week before that date (depending on how long you decide to dry hop for).

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Old 06-27-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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Cheers. I was just thinking, is the beer ok to sit in the primary as there is dead yeast sitting on top of the beer?

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The yeast isn't dead;it just goes dormant when no more food is present. Y'all gotta stop reading those out-dated 1st additions on line. Autolysis is a thing of the past at our level with modern ingredients.
Just leave it till it settles out clear or slightly misty to dry hop. Otherwise,the hop oils coat the settling yeast & are lost. 1 week dry hop is fine.
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