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Old 03-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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I am going to dry hop my west coast ipa. So should I ...

1. 1 week primary and then dry hop for two to three weeks in secondary

2. 2 weeks in primary and then dry hop in secondary for 2 weeks


When is the best time to dry hop and how long should it be done for?

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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1 week primary, 1 week secondary, I wouldn't go over 10 days on the dry hopping.

Dry hop after primary fermentation is completely finished, roughly 10 days to allow as much of the yeast to flocc out as possible.

Personally, unless you are saving or washing your yeast, I would add your first addition and second addition to the primary, 1 week apart.

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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2 weeks in primary
Some people claim that, depending on hope variety, dry hopping for more than 10 days or so can lead to a grassy flavor. Haven't personally had the problem but there you have it

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Not to start an argument,but the average brewer's beer will take a lot longer than 7 days to ferment down to FG & settle out clear or slightly misty. Then it'll be settled enough to dry hop 7-10 days. I put them in hop sacks too. You want it clear or nearly so,since the hop lupulins coat the settling yeast,& are gone.
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2 weeks in primary
Some people claim that, depending on hope variety, dry hopping for more than 10 days or so can lead to a grassy flavor. Haven't personally had the problem but there you have it
Thanks that was the answer I needed!
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