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Old 02-25-2009, 01:10 AM   #1
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Default IPA primary or secondary?

I have an IPA in primary right now (has been for 2 weeks) and I have an empty 5 gal carboy. Should I dry hop it in primary, or rack it to secondary and dry hop?

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either or, I find its easier to dryhop in the secondary, although I think i just use it as an excuse to refill my primary.

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Yep...Either one is fine...traditionally poepl edry hop in secondary...but there's no reason why you can't in primary.

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I like to dry hop after conditioning. Since I keg, that means dry hopping in the keg a week before I'm ready to carbonate. The closer the dry hopping is to bottling/serving, the more aroma.

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