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Old 08-08-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Dry hopping (first time)

So, question... I'm making an IPA clone this week and I plan to be dry hopping some Centennial (leaves), but my question is: do I just dump them into the primary? Or do I need to buy one of those SS mesh balls?

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People dry hop both ways. The hop ball is more useful when you're dealing with pellets though, and not whole leaf hops. In fact, some of the hop balls won't hold enough whole hops to be very useful in dry hopping.

When dry hopping with pellets, some just dump the hops into the beer and others like to contain them. It's more or less personal preference and dealing with a little trouble when siphoning the beer off after you're done.

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