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Old 03-02-2011, 01:01 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by dabull25 View Post
When should I put the carboy in the fridge? It has been 3 days in the secondary and was gonna bottle after a full week in the secondary. Also will this affect the carbonation in the beer?
I don't cold crash, but if you do it you'll want to wait about a week for the dryhops to give up their flavor/aroma before you stick it in the fridge. Dryhopping is much much slower at fridge temps.

If you cold crash or not won't affect bottle carbing.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:02 AM   #12
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Don't boil the hops. Hops are sanitary coming out of the bag. Don't drop them on the floor before putting them in the fermenter....... but I've never had anything get infected from dry hopping.

They will sink with or without cold crashing. I do 5 day pellet dry hop additions (meaning 5 days prior to bottling) and they sink. There may some little hop floaties but they're noting to worry about.....

I have cold crashed 2 or 3 beers and didn't notice much difference so I haven't cold crashed since.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:03 AM   #13
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I usually dry hop for a week and then crash cool. It will not effect the carbonation. As far as boiling the hops...no. That will defeat the purpose of dry hopping. The beer is less susceptible to infection now that it has alcohol and hops are well known for their preservative powers.

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Old 03-02-2011, 03:21 AM   #14
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3 days for a cool crash sound good after 7 days on the dry hop?

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Old 04-29-2011, 11:13 PM   #15
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I add my pellets to secondary in a muslin sack... lots of hop flavor and no green residue
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