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Old 10-15-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Is it common for people to dry hop stouts, or will that introuduce unwanted fruity flavours that are more desired in pale beers?

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:54 AM   #2

What kind of stout?

In a Dry Irish Stout, dry-hopping would be out of sorts as the style isn't known for any discernible hop aroma. In an American or Russian Imperial Stout, hop aroma can be quite aggressive.

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:59 AM   #3
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2X Coopers stout cans with 1kg of dextrose.

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:06 AM   #4

In that case, I'd leave the decision up to you; according to a Google search, the Coopers Stout is nigh 70 IBUs which puts it well out of Dry Stout standards. A dry-hop might work well. What variety were you considering?

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:57 PM   #5
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NZ hallertau aroma hops

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:59 PM   #6

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NZ hallertau aroma hops
They'll just get lost in all the roastiness of the stout. Save them for another day.

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:15 PM   #7
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Sweetwater's Happy Ending is dry-hopped like crazy, and it's delicious.

 
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:35 AM   #8
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Sweetwater's Happy Ending is dry-hopped like crazy, and it's delicious.
Sweetwater's Happy Ending is an inspiringly hoppy stout. One of the best stouts I've had in fact. I'm considering dry-hopping my Bell's Chocolate Porter clone I currently have fermenting to move in the direction of the Happy Ending
On this topic, anyone have experience dry-hopping a porter?

 
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:45 AM   #9
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On this topic, anyone have experience dry-hopping a porter?
my beer brewing guide mentions that the stout style came about when patrons at english pubs would ask for pints mixed of whatever barrels were open (usually a bitters and a porter were somewhere in the mix). so IMHO hopping up a porter would be a tribute to its origins.

 
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:07 AM   #10
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i never dry-hop my stouts, even though i love hops. i just get them up to around 40 ibu with bittering, flavor, and aroma hops, and leave it alone
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