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Old 02-07-2014, 02:01 AM   #31
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Whats the point in only dry hopping for 3 days? Beer likes time. I can't see any harm leaving them in primary or secondary for weeks.


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What's the advantage for leaving them in the fermenter for weeks?
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:47 AM   #32
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What's the advantage for leaving them in the fermenter for weeks?

None that I know of.


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Old 02-07-2014, 02:53 AM   #33
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I used to think this too, but after a couple of batches where I dry hopped for a couple of weeks at room temp and they started giving off a grassy flavor, I have reduced the time in the fermenter to about 4 days average. Haven't noticed any appreciable difference in fresh hop flavor or aroma at the shorter times, but never had a batch taste grassy since.

I've read about the 'grassy' flavor. Never encountered it myself. I guess i have never left hops in long enough. Longest in the fermenter was around 8 days. I always thought people who didnt like hops complained about grassy flavors. Clearly i was wrong.


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No, I like hoppy brews a lot.

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Yes beinert, based on the info in this thread you will be safe anywhere from 1 to 10 days.


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No, I like hoppy brews a lot.

It was not my intention to imply you did'nt


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Old 02-07-2014, 03:20 AM   #37
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Whats the point in only dry hopping for 3 days? Beer likes time. I can't see any harm leaving them in primary or secondary for weeks.
you start losing aromatics, which are highly volatile. you want to drink IPAs as fresh as possible. you want them to ferment, dry-hop, carb, etc as long as they need to - but not any longer.
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you start losing aromatics, which are highly volatile. you want to drink IPAs as fresh as possible. you want them to ferment, dry-hop, carb, etc as long as they need to - but not any longer.
++1, this is what I'm after when heavily dry hopping an IPA or even some APA's. They're still good after a few weeks in the keg, but better fresh.
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Might as well read how Vinnie does it....
https://www.homebrewersassociation.o.../doubleIPA.pdf

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