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Old 03-09-2009, 08:39 PM   #1
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I brewed my second batch yesterday and all is well. One question though. I bought a ingredients kit assembled by my LHBS and the recipe calls for dry hopping. The hops provided for this are in pellet form but most of them have been crushed and are now in powder form. They also provided a grain bag for the dry hops.

Is it ok to dry hop with crushed hop pellets (they won't stay in the bag, I'm sure)? I'm guessing it will be ok because most of it will settle out to the bottom of the fermentor.

thanks for any advice.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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You'll be fine. Just like you said they'll settle out.

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yup, no problems.

when you transfer to keg/bottling bucket all the hops will settle to the bottom with the yeast. i would still use the bag though to keep large pieces easier to manage

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It might also settle along the top. I had a batch of IPA that did that to me, just green gunk all over the shoulder and in the neck of the carboy. Either way, it will settle out somewhere.

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Great. thanks!

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boil the bag first though.

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Related newb dry hopping question while we're on the topic... can dry hopping be done in the primary, or must it be done in the secondary?

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It might also settle along the top. I had a batch of IPA that did that to me, just green gunk all over the shoulder and in the neck of the carboy. Either way, it will settle out somewhere.
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Related newb dry hopping question while we're on the topic... can dry hopping be done in the primary, or must it be done in the secondary?
You can dry hop in the primary once the fermentation slows down. You just don't want to toss it in too early since the CO2 offgassing scrubs away a lot of the aroma.
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...They also provided a grain bag for the dry hops.

Is it ok to dry hop with crushed hop pellets (they won't stay in the bag, I'm sure)? I'm guessing it will be ok because most of it will settle out to the bottom of the fermentor.


I wouldn't use the bag: just dump 'em in. I try to dry hop for 10-ish days, and I've never had any issues with siphoning hops after that.

Just pay a reasonable amount of attention when you're racking and you don't need the bag, IMO.


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