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Old 10-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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I have an IPA (1.072) that has fermented out and is still in primary for 5 days afterward (steady at 1.019 last week when I had time to check on Monday and again on Thursday which was my target). It will be 4 weeks tomorrow since pitching and I will not have the time to transfer for dry hop for a week at least, 2 weeks at most. I am bottling this. I am worried that I may not have enough of the pacman yeast to bottle carbonate sufficiently when I eventually bottle it. I don't have a keg setup (next on my list). Should I just transfer to a bottling bucket and bottle, skipping the dry hop stage and hope to get more viable yeast in the bottle or will a secondary still yield enough yeast to carbonate? After tasting the gravity samples I think its palate hoppy but not as aromatic as I'd like. Am I over thinking this? Any thoughts? Cheers!


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Old 10-02-2012, 05:45 AM   #2
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You should be fine either way. Dry hop and bottle later.


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Old 10-02-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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You will have plenty of yeast for months dry hop and bottle when you can.
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You will have plenty of yeast for months dry hop and bottle when you can.
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Why not drop the dryhops right into the fermenter (gently) now, and not rack for dryhopping? Then bottle in 5-7 days or so. That's what I do.


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