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Old 07-27-2014, 05:53 PM   #1
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Just done a boil today
Amarillo single hop


Pale malt5kg
Carpails malt 250grams

Amarillo 57 grams start of boil
Amarillo 27 grams last 15 mins of boil
Amarillo 27grams last 5 mins of boil
Amarillo 83 grams turn off boil

Now I'd like to dry hop this and it seems to be after 4/5 days ?!?
What if there is a yeast froth on top ?
Can I still put hops in?
And do I give a good stir?!?
How much hops in grams should I put in?

There's 20 litres in my fermenter.

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:14 PM   #2
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4/5 days is probably not correct. You will want to dry hop some time after fermentation is completed. Do Not give anything a stir after it is in the fermenter.
Do you have a hydrometer? If so, take a gravity reading after the krausen (yeast froth) has ceased. Write that gravity reading down. The next day check the gravity again. If they are the same, then it will be okay to dry hop. (Some suggest 3 days in a row for the same gravity readings)

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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If you don't have a hydrometer, I would give it 7-10 days (I would suggest 10) to ferment at least. Wait until the beer has cleared and there's no visible yeast activity before you dry hop.

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:06 PM   #4
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But how much in weight of hops do I put in? 20 litres ?

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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It depends what you are after. In a five gallon batch 1 ounce would probably be considered a very conservative amount. I typically use 2 ounces for an American pale ale. Some IPA's might call for several ounces. Best thing to do would be to use the search function in the recipe forums and search for the term dry hop to get a feel for what amounts are called for in various styles.

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #6
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Can i just drop hops in ? Or do I need to put them in some sort of bag?

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That's a personal preference question. I just put them straight in and there is nothing wrong with it. Others bag then to make them able to be fully submerged with the use other weighted items. It's up to you.

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Old 07-27-2014, 08:13 PM   #8
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I'd toss in a ounce - er, I mean 28 g - Start by waiting for the kraeusen to drop, then toss the hops in. No need to stir. Give them a week to settle, then bottle.

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