Secondaries, dry hopping and reaching Final Gravity - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Secondaries, dry hopping and reaching Final Gravity

Thread Tools
Old 07-04-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
Dec 2009
Long Beach Ca
Posts: 107
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

I've got my second batch, an IPA that seems to have stalled a bit. I dry hopped it after one week, and now I'm at week two and think it'd be good to let it sit a bit longer to let it ferment.

So here are my questions: Should I just leave it in the primary? Or should I transfer it into another 6 gallon bucket for a secondary? Otherwise, I'll have to go buy a carboy (which is probably inevitable anyways).

In the future would it have been better to dry hop based on the days remaining before bottling? Should I have dry hopped 7 days prior to my planned bottling?

Thanks for the help everybody!

Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
May 2011
Des Moines, IA
Posts: 429
Liked 24 Times on 23 Posts

I wait until fermentation is complete, then dry hop in primary or rack to secondary and dry hop there for about a week. Then bottle.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #3
headbanger's Avatar
Apr 2011
The Hill, KY
Posts: 2,895
Liked 780 Times on 489 Posts

Leave it in primary for 4 weeks, there's lots of good info on dry-hopping - just hit the search button.


Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When dry hopping can you add in at pitching or should you wait til the final gravity? happyinsonoma Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 06-03-2011 03:57 PM
Final Gravity clayroc Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 11-29-2010 02:50 PM
Final Gravity? theclarkster85 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-12-2008 11:51 PM
Final Gravity kaleusc Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 08-11-2007 10:04 PM
Low Final Gravity MashStirBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 05-19-2007 04:22 AM

Forum Jump