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Old 07-22-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
Mar 2011
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I have an IPA that's been in primary for 2 1/2 weeks with US-05 and its still very cloudy and I am wanting to dry hop.
can I do them at the same time or should I dry hop and then cold crash it a couple days before I bottle it. Or should I not worry about cold crashing at all.

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Old 07-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
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dry hop then cold crash

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Old 07-22-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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Why not let it go another week to see if the yeast clean things up and clear your beer up a little bit - then dry hop, then keg?

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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I prefer dry-hopping off the yeast. It just seems to me that the yeast cake absorbs too much of the delicious hop oils that I want to absorb, dagnabbit!

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Old 07-22-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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Do both! Dry hop while you cold crash, then do another dry hop in the keg.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:13 PM   #6
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rack-dry hop-wait a week-then cold crash if needed

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Old 07-22-2011, 07:15 PM   #7
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let the yeast finish and settle before you do anything. patience patience patience
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the input.
I normally do not secondary but that seems to be the what I may need to do to get this beer to clear...
I will wait awhile longer to see if it clears more on its own then dry hop and crash it a couple days before I keg it.
I was just kind of worried that crashing would diminish the dry hop..
I think the 96 IBU's may hold up...
thanks again...

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