Originally Posted by justin22
Interesting, I did an Ipa mini mash not to long ago its instructions said nothing about dry-hopping. Whats up with that? The procedure just called for 3oz of hops during the boil.
Also should I take a sample out of the secondary and use that to check the sg. And if so can i dump that sample back in if everything its touched has been sanitized.
Every recipe can be different, so it's fun to look at other recipes and see what others do. I usually dryhop my APAs and IPAs, but others don't.
You can take a sample out with a sanitized wine thief, or a piece of tubing, or a turkey baster, and check the SG. I wouldn't pour the sample back in, even using sanitized equipment. Pouring it back can splash, and there is a risk of contamination however small from the equipment. Just drink the sample. That's what other people do.