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Old 01-11-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
speakspress
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Dec 2010
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Hello Fellow Ciderheads,

I recently cracked open a bottle of basic cider that I had dry hopped just a bit at bottling time. It was a bit of a surprise - I kinda liked it. It had a bit of a nose and my burps were nice and hoppy.

Anyone else had any experience with dry hopping their hard cider?

Sean

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:22 AM   #2
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I've had a dry-hopped mead, but never a cider. That sounds like it would be wonderful.

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:24 AM   #3
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what is "dry hopping" I'm very curious!

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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dry hopping is putting hops in after the boil (typically the secondary fermenter, so you don't lose the aroma with the escaping CO2).

This is a way to get a lot of hop aroma with no real bitterness.

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
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how do you put hops in the cider? How much?

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:52 PM   #6
speakspress
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I did it at bottling time in just one champagne bottle to see if I'd like to do it again. I put about 5 pellets of Amarillo in and then waited about a week or two. It could have accepted more pretty easily. If I was going to do it on a larger scale I would next go 1/2 oz for 2.5 gallons in secondary for two weeks {EDIT} just to see what happens. I would just throw the pellets right in the carboy.


 
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