Originally Posted by HopOnHops
Im going to brew a IIPA and im not sure what order to do the Cold Crashing, Dry Hopping, and Clarifying(with gelatin). I was thinking Primary-> DH in Primary -> Secondary -> Cold Crash w/ Gelatin -> Keg
My concern is that clarifying after dry hopping will reduce the hoppiness. Is there any truth to my concerns?
DH after racking to secondary. I would not DH in the primary. I usually DH in secondary and only for seven days total. My schedule for most ales is 2 wks primary, rack to secondary and finish for 1wk. After finishing, DH for 5 days then cold crash for 2 days. The only time I used gelatin, it did not strip beer of flavor or aroma. Was not too pleased with results so I purchased a filter to clarify my beer. Also doubles as a randall. I would read up more on dry hopping and not worry so much about gelatin stripping out flavor/aroma.