Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Hops with the priming sugar?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-26-2006, 04:58 AM   #1
vineer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 8
Default Hops with the priming sugar?

I'm brewing an IPA and my boy has recommended dry hopping. I read somewhere that some people boil a hop bag along with the priming sugar just before bottling instead. Has anyone else done this. What do you all think? Not quite a week yet in the primary so I still have time to decide. Thanks.

__________________
vineer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2006, 06:01 AM   #2
Brewsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewsmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 6,259
Liked 31 Times on 29 Posts

Default

I would think that this is a little counter-productive. The purpose of dry hopping is to get the aromas from the hops that are lost during boiling. I would say just transfer the beer over to the secondary and throw in about an ounce of your finishing hops without boiling.

Something similar to this that is useful is making a "hop tea" and adding it to the secondary to adjust bitterness, but from what I gather, this is not the case here.

__________________
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
Up Next:Brown Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout
My Recipes
Tuba Sonata

Smith & Co. Custom Tap Handles
Brewsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2006, 06:04 AM   #3
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,236
Liked 86 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewsmith
I would think that this is a little counter-productive. The purpose of dry hopping is to get the aromas from the hops that are lost during boiling.
I initially thought the same thing, but if you only boil it for a couple of minutes, the hops will only lend their aroma to the beer.

It seems like it should work just fine and would avoid the whole mess of having the hops in the fermenter, but... damnit... dry hops floating in a carboy looks so damn cool.
__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2006, 06:15 AM   #4
Brewsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewsmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 6,259
Liked 31 Times on 29 Posts

Default

I'm still wondering on the effectiveness of it though. Would it really be tthe same as dry hopping in the end?

I know what we need...

A HBT test brewery so we can do side by side brews and test these things. We can all run it each say, one week a year and rotate so it's constantly staffed. I'm sure we can all contribute some equipment to get it up and running.

__________________
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
Up Next:Brown Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout
My Recipes
Tuba Sonata

Smith & Co. Custom Tap Handles
Brewsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2006, 02:03 PM   #5
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 134 Times on 127 Posts

Default

Boiling hops or just adding them to hot water, changes the profile of oils extracted and/or evaporated. It will add flavor and aroma, but not the exact ones you would get by dry hopping. Keep the boil under 5 minutes. Since it's an IPA and if you use Cascades, I don't think the difference would be large.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2006, 11:27 PM   #6
vineer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 8
Default Thanks for advice

I have the ability to split the brew to two secondaries......I'll dry hop the one and boil some hops in the priming sugar for the second and see what happens.

__________________
vineer 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
Corn Sugar Vs. Cane Sugar For Priming 5gBrewer Recipes/Ingredients 10 05-20-2013 11:12 AM
cane sugar vs priming (corn) sugar for priming... timgman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 10-24-2012 12:13 AM
With not enough corn sugar for priming, can I blend with cane sugar? snailsongs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 06-19-2009 03:10 AM
Plain table sugar+corn sugar for priming? HOOTER General Techniques 6 04-17-2009 10:21 PM
Belgian candy sugar instead of corn sugar for priming? Phan71 Recipes/Ingredients 3 08-04-2008 04:17 PM