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Old 09-10-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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I don't keg right now and I have no access to CO2 to purge the carboys... how do you minimize the possibility of oxidation when dry hopping for, say, a IIPA?

 
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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I don't keg right now and I have no access to CO2 to purge the carboys... how do you minimize the possibility of oxidation when dry hopping for, say, a IIPA?
When I put the hops in, I put them in gently and don't splash. That's about it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:31 PM   #3
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When I put the hops in, I put them in gently and don't splash. That's about it.
Same here. I just don't worry too much about it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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Exactly. Open it up, drop the hops in, and close 'er up. Don't sweat it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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I'm not very experienced with dry hopping myself, only done it 3 times, but the mike mcdole method is to dry hop at 2/3 of FG so that whatever O2 is introduced will be eaten by the still active fermentation. you have to boost the dry hop quantity to compensate for the loss to active fermentation though.

 
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:29 PM   #6
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When I put the hops in, I put them in gently and don't splash. That's about it.
That's what I do as well, and I've never noticed any oxidation in my dry hopped beers. I've probably only dry hopped about 8 times.

 
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That's what I do as well, and I've never noticed any oxidation in my dry hopped beers. I've probably only dry hopped about 8 times.
I dryhop most of my beers, as about 4 out of 5 of my brewdays involve IPA, APA, or a hoppy amber!

On Thursday, I had 10 gallons ready to dryhop and I wanted one of the fermenters for my new brew. So I added the dryhops to one 5 gallon fermenter, but racked one of the 5 gallons to a new carboy onto 3 ounces of dryhops. Same recipe, but one was dryhopped in the primary while one was dryhopped in secondary. Either way works, and I've never noticed a difference!
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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Awesome, thanks for the replies!
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Put the hops in. Push them into the wort. Finish your brewing and bottling/kegging, then drink your awesome beer ASAP.

 
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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1. Slowly pick up 1 pellet.
2. Very gently place the pellet onto the surface of the beer.
3. Release the pellet.
4. Repeat until you have no more pellets.

It only takes 15 minutes per ounce.






















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You could just RDWHAHB and just dump them in.

 
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