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Old 11-18-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Is there any advantage to adding fresh hops after the primary, at the start of secondary? I've had a bag in there for the week in the primary and was wondering if adding it for the next week in the secondary would add anything.

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Old 11-18-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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Usually dry hopping is done IN the secondary. Not a requirement, but just the way it's usually done.

Adding more hops to the secondary is going to give you more hop aroma.


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Old 11-18-2009, 11:43 PM   #3
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Dry hop utilization is best at 68* and up.
It is best to dry hop after fermentation is complete. CO2 created by fermentation will carry off some of the aroma.
You will get just about everything good there is to get out of dry hops after 6-10 days. Some say as few as 3-5 will get as much flavor/aroma as it available in dry hops.

 
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:50 PM   #4
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What styles of beer do you reccommend dry hopping for? Just Ales?

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:01 AM   #5
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Some say as few as 3-5 will get as much flavor/aroma as it available in dry hops.
Whoever says that is full of poop. I never go less than a week.

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:10 AM   #6
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I've dry hopped in the primary after the majority of fermentation was done, usually at or really near FG numbers. Worked out fine. However I now just dry hop in the keg, works just as well and easier for me. The dry hop taste/aroma lasts longer.

How long you dry hop depends on the hops, temps and your personal preference.

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:20 AM   #7
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I've dry hopped in the primary after the majority of fermentation was done, usually at or really near FG numbers. Worked out fine. However I now just dry hop in the keg, works just as well and easier for me. The dry hop taste/aroma lasts longer.

When you dry hop in the primary, do you just toss the pellets in, or do you put them in something?



 
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