Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Primary dry hopping
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-16-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
tameape44
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: little elm, tx
Posts: 15
Default Primary dry hopping

I have some extra hop pellets and am interested in dry hopping my IPA. Can I just throw em in the primary after about a week and then let it sit another couple weeks in the primary?


tameape44 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
twelvelookslikex
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: melbourne, florida
Posts: 104
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

im a noob but id probably wait till the last week. Ferment and settle for 3 weeks then dry hop for like 4-7 days


twelvelookslikex is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 10:32 PM   #3
PVH
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 575
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Yeah, primary dry hopping is fine, but you probably don't need to do it for two weeks. Try one week for starters.

I am sure someone will say that dry hopping before fermentation is complete (which it might not be at 1 week) will cause the yeast and CO2 to scrub out some of the hop aroma. This is not a problem. Just add more hops. Try it the first time and take some tasting notes. If you want more dry hop character, add more next time to the same recipe.
PVH is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 10:34 PM   #4
jaycount
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 1,009
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I've done it both ways. Some people have suggested that racking into a secondary fermenter to dry hop releases more aroma/flavor than just adding to the primary.

Anymore now I rack to secondary when I wanna dry hop.
jaycount is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 10:39 PM   #5
beerandloathinginaustin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Temecula, California
Posts: 547
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 380

Default

Yep. Throw them in. I leave dry hops in for 2 weeks or longer all the time. Just depends on when I get around to bottling.
beerandloathinginaustin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 10:43 PM   #6
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 64,773
Liked 5769 Times on 4129 Posts
Likes Given: 1441

Default

I do that all the time. But I never dryhop more than about 7-10 days at the most. I just add the dryhops about 3-7 days before packaging. The dryhops will give up their goodness in just a few days at room temperature, so there is no advantage to dryhopping for longer and you may risk some grassy flavors from a prolonged dryhopping.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS