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Old 12-30-2012, 03:28 AM   #11
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I'm hoping that this is from the hops, I'm not jumping to conclusions, nor lack patience so I will wait and see what it does in time.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:30 AM   #12
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Still going with yeast rafts and hops. I couldn't quite tell from your post, but did you rack onto whole hops in the secondary, or just use them in the boil?

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:34 AM   #13
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I added whole hops to the primary, after adding yeast. Removed during the transfer to the secondary. So there are no hops left in it now, but allowed them to drain for a bit during the transfer

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:36 AM   #14
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You've got the right idea - just give it a few days and keep an eye on it, maybe have a sample. Chances are it's just fine.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #15
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The one thing I have heard is that adding the hops prior to attenuation can inhibit fermentation due to the oils in the hops. I will be interested to see how it finished. Do you have any gravity readings?

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #16
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It's just yeast & cold break. And adding hops while fermenting in primary will loose much of the hop oils,as the coat the settling yeast & got to the bottom. Many of us dry hop in primary,but after FG is reached & it's settle out clear or slightly misty. You keep more of the hop aroma that way.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:40 PM   #17
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So what you're saying is wait the days to week after setting in the primary then add the hops once the fg is reached. Allowing the hops to steep for how long til racking into the secondary?

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #18
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Didnt write the readig down, so I don't remember exactly what it was, didn't seem anomalous though

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #19
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So what you're saying is wait the days to week after setting in the primary then add the hops once the fg is reached. Allowing the hops to steep for how long til racking into the secondary?
No, what he's saying is wait until the yeast drop out of primary for the most part and then dry hop right in primary for about a week. Then go straight to the bottling bucket or keg. No secondary is necessary.

I dry hop with pellets in primary and rack through a paint strainer bag to filter out the hops when racking. I get excellent results this way.

Also, the pictures you posted look completely normal. The chunks are yeast rafts.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #20
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I added whole hops to the primary, after adding yeast. Removed during the transfer to the secondary. So there are no hops left in it now, but allowed them to drain for a bit during the transfer
For future reference you shouldn't do that. The reason people dry hop in secondary (or after fermentation) primarily has to do with why you dry hop, for aroma. When beer is fermenting it's releasing a ton of gas and with that gas will go your fresh hop aromas you just added. Not entirely, but they'll be softer.

 
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