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Old 05-18-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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So this morning I left for work, and wont return until Sunday afternoon, and I am finishing up fermenting a porter and IPA I brewed in the last two weeks.

The IPA in particular was brewed sunday. I had slowly ramped up the temps after fermentation slowed down and the beer was starting to clear, and I put my dry hop addition in before I left. I have researched dry hopping before but forgot to get a tune up lesson before I did this, and now I'm seeing that most people dry hop up to 68F...I had set my fermenter to 72F for the weekend, and then I plan on slowly dropping the temp over the next week to cold crash for a week while I leave town again.

So...how significant of a difference is it for me to have dry hopped at 72 vs 68?


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Old 05-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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No issue at all, dry hopping at ambient temps is really not a problem as there is no fermentation occurring. As long as you are not dealing with excessive temps you'll be fine and so will the beer!


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Old 05-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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Jcoz, I actually prefer to dry hop a bit warmer than ferment temps. I simple let the beer sit at room temp while I dry hop (70-ish). I read an article somewhere where Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River) said that he feels ~70 degrees is the optimal temp for dry hopping, and there's no arguing with that man when it comes to hops aroma.
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Jcoz, I actually prefer to dry hop a bit warmer than ferment temps. I simple let the beer sit at room temp while I dry hop (70-ish). I read an article somewhere where Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River) said that he feels ~70 degrees is the optimal temp for dry hopping, and there's no arguing with that man when it comes to hops aroma.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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Sounds good, may be a tad high, hopefully it turns out well, no changing what I've done at this point regardless.


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