Keg Connection New Inline Flow Control Valve Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Dry hopping in secondary.
Thread Tools
Old 11-26-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 125
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Dry hopping in secondary.

First dry hop batch. Northern brewer kit call for dry hopping 5-7 days before kegging. And says to secondary for 2-4 weeks . So I'm assuming add when I want to just about 5 days before racking to keg ? Or if there were any better or other options. What do you do and what were your results ?


Creepersale is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 06:52 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Posts: 54
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4


Well I normally dry hop for the entire time it is in the secondary, and have had good results. I only secondary for about 10-14 days, then cold crash then keg or bottle. Good luck on what ever you decide.
Primary: swamp pale ale
Secondary: empty
Bottle conditioning: hopped stoout
Kegged: rye IPA
kandofab is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 06:54 AM   #3
Swollen Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
sweetcell's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,670
Liked 832 Times on 610 Posts
Likes Given: 336


don't bother with secondary. for a 4 week batch, leave it in primary and dry hop there. you increase your risk of infection when racking to secondary for little gain.

you are correct, add your dry hops 5 days before kegging.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?

Drinking: black harvest ale (wet-hopped with homegrown hops), local sour cherry kriek, oud bruin, gueuz'ish thing, saison bottled with ECY34
Fermenting/carbing: IPA w/ HBC-438 (thanks vinnie!), 2x saison w/ 3726, Ardennes BDSA
Aging: witbier with brett, TYB saison brett blend, Tripel'ish with brett, sour cherry mead, rye sour ECY20/ECY34 split, several other sours, acerglyn, and probably some stuff i've lost track of...
sweetcell is online now
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wet hopping in secondary Hume-ulus General Techniques 2 08-26-2011 06:43 PM
Dry hopping in secondary... blackbear219 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 08-12-2011 03:10 PM
Dry Hopping Secondary to Keg JughedJones Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 05-26-2011 04:55 AM
dry hopping in secondary johnnyt471 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-19-2010 11:54 PM
Dry hopping in secondary? thenatibrewer General Techniques 15 02-13-2007 02:13 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads