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View Poll Results: How long do you dry hop?
One day or less. 10 3.08%
Two days to 5 days 56 17.23%
One week 167 51.38%
Two weeks 80 24.62%
Longer than 2 weeks 12 3.69%
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:40 PM   #11
Jan 2010
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My LHBS guy told me dry hopping just imparts the hoppy nose, is that true in your opinion?

I just did my first brew a BB hopnogg and it tastes good, but i do miss that hoppy nose which i'm sure i can get from dry hopping. will likely try that next time around, so just put the hops in the secondary for a week in a tea bag is my understanding. Do the pellets work okay or must I get hops in their original form?

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Old 02-14-2010, 01:04 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by slouch View Post
Dry Hopping - How long do you dry hop?
Different beers different times.

Most APA IPA I dry hop in the keg till it kicks, other times its for 2wks +/- in the carboy before getting kegged. Now with my Houblon clone its 3wks while lagering before getting kegged and/or bottled.


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Old 02-24-2010, 06:15 AM   #13
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Looks like most are at about a week to 2 weeks...

There was a mention of temperature differential, has anyone tried microwaving the hops before they go in the carboy?
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:37 AM   #14
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7-10 days depending on the beer and I do it warm 70ish deg with no vegetative flavors. Sometimes several additions during that time and swirl the fermenter a little.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:16 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by SourHopHead View Post
Sometimes several additions during that time and swirl the fermenter a little.
If not using some type of bag, gentle swirling is a must every now and then. Really helps them settle out, pellets that is.

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Old 09-05-2010, 05:49 PM   #16
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one week at 20C ish or 70 ish. then i remove the stocking with hop pellets and let the carboy sit another week before bottling.

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Old 01-29-2016, 02:32 AM   #17
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I just read something that compared dry hopping short term 2- 3 days vs 2 weeks and took from it that shorter is better. Also I came across the idea of doing a 2 stage dry hop. I am going to do 1 ounce for 3 days and a second ounce for 4 days to give me a total of 7 days on the original ounce. I use hop pellets so I will then cold crash to clear the beer and off I go. It takes at least 6days for hop pellets to settle out if you do not cold crash .

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Old 01-31-2016, 08:40 PM   #18
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According to this article, almost all of the hop oils are extracted within the first 24 hours and then actually start decreasing after day 4.

Which kind of makes me wonder where they go... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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