Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Dry Hopping in primary
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
dierythmus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 71
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Dry Hopping in primary

Hi All,

I brewed the North Brewer’s Dead Ringer IPA extract kit yesterday and all went well. For the first time, I don’t plan on transferring to a secondary, but rather dry hop in my primary. Do I need to adjust the timing? I planned on leaving it in the primary for 2 weeks. Then the kit instructions say to transfer and leave in the secondary for another two weeks. Does this mean I should leave it in the primary for a total of 4 weeks, or do I not need the additional 2 weeks if I’m not transferring? I plan on dry hopping ~10 days before kegging.

__________________
dierythmus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 32,646
Liked 2545 Times on 2212 Posts
Likes Given: 1825

Default

Let it hit a stable FG,then give it 3-7 days to clean up & settle out. Then dry hop. You want most of the yeast settled out so the hop oils don't coat the yeast cells & go to the bottom as well.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
NordeastBrewer77 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #3
Doublebird
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Near Bristol, CT
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I agree. Too early and you will not get the results you are looking for. I usually wait till the air lock slows down. If you cant check your gravity the bubbles on the air lock can give you a resonable time when to add.

__________________
Doublebird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 32,646
Liked 2545 Times on 2212 Posts
Likes Given: 1825

Default

Or look at it & see if the krausen has fallen,& the beer appears to be clearing. Best yet,get a hydrometer. It's the only way to really know when fermentation is finished.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gulf Coast, Winter Texan
Posts: 63,895
Liked 5335 Times on 3840 Posts
Likes Given: 1243

Default

I always dryhop for 5-7 days, right before packaging the beer. So I'd let it ferment, clear, and then a week before I want to bottle or keg, I add the dryhops to the fermenter.

It works great!

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Vote for me for the AHA Governing Committee- Lorena Evans
http://www.homebrewersassociation.or...ttee/election/

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is online now
jsguitar Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
krackin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: , NH
Posts: 928
Liked 212 Times on 147 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I shoot for a week dry hop to bottling with an expectation that life can stretch me out for a few days beyond that before bottling. I've gone 2 weeks with friends saying they like that better but I like my shorter planned range better. That is just beer drinking talk though, I've never had one dumped out or abandoned.

__________________
krackin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,805
Liked 2816 Times on 1678 Posts
Likes Given: 3489

Default

If you're doing for example a month long primary, and you plan on dryhopping for a week, you add your hops at the end of week three, and bottle at the end of week four.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
michael_mus Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #8
dhathazy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Moon Township, PA
Posts: 84
Default

Hope you don't mind me jumping in on this, it caught my eye because I plan on doing this (dry hopping in the primary) for the first time also with the brew I did yesterday. Planning to dry hop after two weeks in the primary. My sample that I took yesterday already has a good deal of sediment - I added hops directly to boil, no hop bag or anything. So when I do dry hop, can I use a hop bag or something to contain the additional sediment? If I do use a bag should I adjust by using more hops? Thanks much for any suggestions.

__________________
dhathazy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #9
krackin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: , NH
Posts: 928
Liked 212 Times on 147 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

A bag can make racking to your bottling bucket easier especially if using whole hops. Be sure to sanitize the hop bag first. I just use my normal hop schedule when doing this. If your primary is a carboy using a bag for whole hops gets a little involved with installation and removal but it isn't a real big deal. For removal I made a hook out of a piece of defluxed 1/8" welding rod.

__________________
krackin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #10
dhathazy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Moon Township, PA
Posts: 84
Default

I use a bucket so removal won't be a problem. I have never sanitized hop bag before haha, so dumb question - assuming I use a star san solution or just boil in water, I guess it doesn't matter if the bag itself is still wet or should I let it dry first? Also do you need to force the bag under the beer or just toss it in and let it float? Thanks.

__________________
dhathazy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dry hopping in PRimary Brian-d Fermentation & Yeast 11 08-02-2011 06:23 PM
Dry Hopping Right into the Primary nickrjsmith General Techniques 14 10-04-2010 07:14 PM
Dry Hopping in primary? Mickaleen Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 01-26-2010 04:05 AM
Dry hopping in primary? starrfish General Techniques 23 12-19-2009 01:26 AM
Dry Hopping in the primary?? JDBREW26 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 08-28-2008 03:00 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS