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Old 05-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #21
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At least 3 oz for a good ipa, and maybe 4 for iipa and that's for 5ish gallons


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Old 05-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #22
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I think anything under 2oz is a waste of time for an American style beer.
Just to offer a rebuttal, I brewed a pretty basic American Pale Ale with leftover ingredients. It came out fine but not complex at all.
I tossed just a half ounce of whole cascade in for a week, and it definitely added a nice nose to the beer, and a bit of flavor, without being aggressive.

That's what I was after, so it wasn't really a waste


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Old 10-02-2012, 04:39 PM   #23
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I just dry hopped ~5 gallons of out 8% IPA with 3 oz dried cascade cones (right here from Grand Rapids!). Hopefully I don't lose more than half a gallon to absorption. That'd be a shame
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #24
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I like super hoppy beers so I am doing 1.2-1.5 ounces per gallon pretty consistently. LOVE the aroma
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:44 AM   #25
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I love it when the hops kick my teeth in and puch the back of my throat so i usually use at least 6 oz per 5 gallons in my ipa's.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #26
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I dry hopped my first batch (an IPA) with 2oz. which wasn't nearly enough! I'm definitely a hop fiend but wanted to see what 2 would do for me first. Next IPA I'll use at least 4oz.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #27
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Nobody mentioned whether you're using whole or pellets. What's the general concensus here. Would 2-3 oz of whole pellets in a 5 gallon batch cause much more of a loss in the final product due to absorption/increased trub?
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I dry hopped a pale ale with only half an ounce of Citra and got plenty of aroma for me. Maybe some day I will get wild and do a whole ounce.
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Nobody mentioned whether you're using whole or pellets. What's the general concensus here. Would 2-3 oz of whole pellets in a 5 gallon batch cause much more of a loss in the final product due to absorption/increased trub?
No. Actually, leaf dryhops cause more loss in the final product due to absorption of beer. The trub from pellet hops sink and turn into a green dust, becoming part of the trub, but not retaining as much beer as you might think.
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In Jamil's Brewing Classic Styles, he doesn't dry hop any of his recipes, not even his IPA. There are a couple of recipes in the book which dry hop, but they are attributed to others (Vinny Cilurzo's Pliny the Elder recipe and Janet's Brown Ale).

This has always seemed odd to me. I've wondered whether he really likes to make his pale ales and IPAs without dry hops or if this is just a decision not to burden his target audience (extract brewers) with another procedure, simple as it may be.

I do some pale ales without dry hops, but I wouldn't think of not dry hopping an IPA. I'll usually just use an ounce for pale ales and 2 ounces for IPAs, but there will be some significant late hop additions as well.


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