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Old 09-08-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Today I plan on brewing a rather big IPA. That is where my question comes in I have read several posts that say you can dry hop in either the primary or the secondary or even in the keg. I have the resources to do any of these methods I was just wondering what would be the recommended method? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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Well, I don't keg, but if I did I'd definitely add some to the keg in addition to the secondary (if I was doing one). I wouldn't dryhop in the primary because I think you'd lose much of the aroma you're shooting for. The hop nose does fade in IPAs after they've been bottled for a while, too.

I've always just dryhopped in the secondary. I've tried different ways- whole hops leaves, pellets, with a bag, no bag, etc. I think the easiest way for me now is to just chuck them in with out a bag and then siphon into my bottling bucket when done.
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:56 PM   #3
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Today I plan on brewing a rather big IPA. That is where my question comes in I have read several posts that say you can dry hop in either the primary or the secondary or even in the keg. I have the resources to do any of these methods I was just wondering what would be the recommended method? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I dry hop in the keg:

Liquid dip tube, 1-gallon paint strainer bag from Lowe's, one small zip tie:
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Add some hops and a handful of sanitized marbles:
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Zip tie the bag to the dip tube inside the keg...just off the bottom of the tube:
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I'd do the bulk of th dry hopping in secondary, then follow Biermuncher's directions for adding additional hops to the keg.
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