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Old 07-19-2011, 01:12 AM   #1
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Jan 2008
Oklahoma City
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Hey Everyone!

Got a barleywine I'm about to transfer to the secondary and I need to dry hop it. My question is.....if I plan to keep this beer in the secondary for an extended period of time (like a year or better) can I leave the dry hop addition in there for that long or should I do a tiertiary conditioning?

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Old 07-19-2011, 01:19 AM   #2
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Canton, IL
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I've heard that dry hopping for extended periods will lead to a grassy flavor. Whether thats true or not I dont know. I dont dry hop for more than a week.

If you are that die hard to dry hop like that, I would do the tiertiary thing. I'm curious as to how this works out for you. Good luck
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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you'll want to wait til the last week or so before packaging to dry hop. dry hopping for such a long time would defeat the purpose since most of the aroma would be gone by then. no need for a tertiary, just toss them in.

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