Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Question on dry hopping
Thread Tools
Old 11-21-2012, 04:14 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 25 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockford, IL
Posts: 535
Liked 200 Times on 118 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default Question on dry hopping

I have an IPA that I am going to dry hop but don't currently have keg space for it when it's done. If I use a hop bag and just pull the hops out of the secondary after a week or 2 and leave the beer in the fermenter will that be my best bet? I don't want it to get too grassy so I'm hoping that by just pulling the hops it will be ok?

DrPhunk is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 04:19 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Schenectady, Ny
Posts: 66
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Hop when your keg is 4 to 7 days from being free.

Ryfi is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Beer-lord's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Burbs of the Big Easy, La
Posts: 1,376
Liked 159 Times on 128 Posts
Likes Given: 31


Originally Posted by Ryfi View Post
Hop when your keg is 4 to 7 days from being free.
I never hop longer than 10 days and I plan ahead but I have a few empty kegs laying around so I just keg and let it sit and condition while it waits for space.
If money isn't a huge problem, buy an extra keg or two (Christmas is coming) and you'll not have to worry.
Wherever you go, there you are!
Beer-lord is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 8,801
Liked 1360 Times on 1094 Posts
Likes Given: 795


If you haven't transferred it to secondary yet, just leave it in the primary fermenter until about a week before you are ready to keg and then add the hops right into the primary fermenter. No secondary is required for dry hopping, just that the ferment is completed. Your beer will mature better in the primary fermenter with all the yeast.
RM-MN is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another dry hopping question??? dyennie General Techniques 2 03-02-2012 01:39 AM
Another Dry Hopping Question johnsonbrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 02-05-2012 04:16 PM
Dry Hopping question FlemingsFinest Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 01-11-2011 06:45 PM
Dry Hopping Question IdahoAngler Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 02-01-2010 01:29 AM
Dry hopping question nukebrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 10-15-2008 03:40 AM

Forum Jump