What about dry hopping in primary? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > What about dry hopping in primary?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-15-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
Marius
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Basque Country
Posts: 189
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I'm brewing an IPA I would like to dry hop, but as I'm not a fan of secondary ferementers I thought that after the first two weeks of fermentation I could simply open the lid and throw inside 50 grams of hops in flower, then let it sit for one more week.

What do you think of this method?

Thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
businesstime
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Clemson, SC
Posts: 203
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


That's what I do now.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
Marius
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Basque Country
Posts: 189
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Thanks businesstime, I will do it then.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
businesstime
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Clemson, SC
Posts: 203
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


There's some motivation to toss in your hops just as fermentation is completing so that any oxygen you introduce will be consumed in the final moments of the fermenting yeast. The opposition will claim that all your hop aroma will be scrubbed off by suspended CO2 coming out of solution, but that can easily be countered by a larger dry hop addition. Also, those who do dry hopping really well tend to cool the fermenter after adding the dry hops to drop the yeast. Some even cold crash before dry hopping and report very good results.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 07:40 PM   #5
pericles
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Bryn Mawr, PA
Posts: 744
Liked 22 Times on 22 Posts


Do it all the time. It's a LITTLE less effective than racking to secondary, but you need to do a side-by-side to even notice.
__________________
Primary 1: Hasty IPA
Primary 2:
Secondary: Soured Golden
Kegged: American Wheat
Bottled: Belgian Golden Ale.
Planning: American Amber

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 02:50 AM   #6
BmillaTheBrewzilla
 
BmillaTheBrewzilla's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Chicago
Posts: 233
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by businesstime View Post
That's what I do now.
+1. Works great for me.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dry hopping after primary dawei21 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 11-19-2009 01:20 AM
Dry hopping in Primary phidelt844 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 04-03-2009 01:39 PM
dry hopping the primary barelykorn Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-18-2009 05:30 AM
Dry Hopping in Primary? Pelikan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 10-28-2008 02:59 PM
Dry Hopping in the primary?? JDBREW26 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 08-28-2008 02:00 PM


Forum Jump