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Old 02-09-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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my second batch is an IPA made with 6 lbs of DME and columbus and citra hops. the guy at the LHBS reccommended dry hopping with the citra but I forgot to ask about dry hopping in the primary fermentor since I do not have a secondary. Its been fermenting for a week and I threw in a 1/2 oz. of the citra to dry hop, I plan on leaving it to ferment for 2 weeks. I haven't seen any activity from the airlock, but I pulled the airlock out for a second and saw the krausen on day 4, so I'm not worried about it, but I could really smell the hops!

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:03 AM   #2
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Dry hopping in primary is kewl...

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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I only hear people talking about dry hopping in a secondary fermentor, so I wasn't sure if its good for my beer. Worst case scenario I drink all 48 bottles and nobody else likes it, I'll never dump a beer I made... unless it tastes like piss

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I am drinking a citra pale ale that I dry hopped in the primary. It's awesome btw.

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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nice, I can't wait to try one!

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #6
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I add them at the end of week 3 and bottle a week later.

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I have dry hopped the primary, secondary, and in the keg and have like all outcomes. However the last few times I have been routinely just dry hopping the primary. Also I no longer secondary. I have never been disappointed.

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