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Old 12-16-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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I have 2 oz of hops I planned to dry hop in my 5 gallon amber IIPA.

I still plan to dry hop at least 1 oz, but I pondered boiling the other oz (for 10 minutes or so) in my priming solution right before bottling.

Both oz are Glacier. I love the flavor, aroma, and bittering of glacier for this recipe.

I plan to strain.

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Old 12-16-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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Any thoughts?
Yes.........why?

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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i dont think there is any point. anything you get from dry hopping will outstrip anything you get from the priming solution. and think about it 2 cups of slightly bitter sweet hop tea mixed with i'm assuming 5+ gallons of beer.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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You will loose the more volatile essential oils by boiling, which will defeat the point of dry hopping. I don't see any reason not to try it though. You just won't get a lot of aroma.

 
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You will loose the more volatile essential oils by boiling, which will defeat the point of dry hopping. I don't see any reason not to try it though. You just won't get a lot of aroma.
it wont defeat the dry hopping. not like he's boiling the entire batch of beer. i just don't think it will do anything worth while.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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My experience with boiling hops in water is that you get a harsh vegetla mess that I wouldn't want near my beer. YMMV.
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it wont defeat the dry hopping. not like he's boiling the entire batch of beer. i just don't think it will do anything worth while.
Ah, I thought he was going to do this in place of dry hopping. Now I see he still is going to dry hop with 1 oz.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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Indeed.

I thought the 10 minute boil without vigorous fermentation afterwards (and even the little carbing ferment would be contained in the bottle) would leave more flavor and aroma than the last 10 minutes of the full boil.

PLUS I am still dry hopping 1 oz.

 
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #9
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This is an interesting idea for next time:

Dry hop with the 2oz in a nylon bag, pull the hops out before bottling and boil them for up to 10-20 minutes or so in the water for the priming sugar. You will need to add extra water to account for boil off. This should extract many of the oils from the hops despite their prior use for the dry hopping.

I believe techniques like this were quite common over the last couple of years with the hops shortage.

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Old 02-15-2010, 11:04 PM   #10
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A good thought folster!

 
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