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Old 03-17-2012, 03:34 AM   #1
Jan 2012
La Porte, indiana
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Just dry hoped my Citra Pale Ale over another 1oz Citra hops. Used a 5 gallon water jug and a gallon growler. Placed sanitized foil over top. Is this going to be OK for 7 days and then rack to bottles? Never done it before. Also... in a lat minute decision to save the rest of the beer, I grabbed the growler and filled without sanitizing. Thinking I should bottle prime those for testers to get them out of rotation before infection becomes a possible issue.

It smelled and tasted great. Just what I was looking for. Can't wait till another 3-4 weeks for a tester

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Old 03-17-2012, 04:01 AM   #2
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Yeah i dont think an infection would effect it until a few months anyway,chances are its fine,alchohol can kill stuff anyway usually.Sometimes if i have extra i have a small 7 oz bottle from the rogue imperial series that i use without sanitizeing sometimes because i use it as a tester within a few weeks.

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Old 03-17-2012, 04:11 AM   #3
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Last time I "dry hoped" I got rug burn on my ... Nevermind. Looks great!
Put it all in the primary, and let the BeerGods sort it out

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Old 03-17-2012, 04:20 AM   #4
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I don't think you could have done better. You should have some great beer.

Dry hoping/Wet hoping is maybe like Dry dreaming/Wet dreaming we all know which is better

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