Dry Hopping Question - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Dry Hopping Question

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-08-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
yellow70cooper
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
Japan
Posts: 72


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,413
Liked 7836 Times on 5490 Posts


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.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 12:56 PM   #3
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,409
Liked 789 Times on 435 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by yellow70cooper
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:
Click image for larger version

Name:	DryHop1.JPG
Views:	86
Size:	89.4 KB
ID:	2571

Add some hops and a handful of sanitized marbles:
Click image for larger version

Name:	DryHop2.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	77.1 KB
ID:	2572

Zip tie the bag to the dip tube inside the keg...just off the bottom of the tube:
Click image for larger version

Name:	Dryhop5.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	41.8 KB
ID:	2573

And begin to fill:
Click image for larger version

Name:	Dryhop6.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	63.7 KB
ID:	2574

Marbles keep the bag from floating and the zip tie keeps itfrom sinking to the bottom and interfering with the dip tube:
Click image for larger version

Name:	Dryhop7.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	72.2 KB
ID:	2575

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 02:13 PM   #4
TheJadedDog
AFK ATM
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
TheJadedDog's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
People's Republic of Cambridge
Posts: 3,316
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts


I'd do the bulk of th dry hopping in secondary, then follow Biermuncher's directions for adding additional hops to the keg.
__________________
And now we go AG!

On Tap: Nadda
Primary: Nadda
Planning: Extra Special Bitter

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dry Hopping Question bendit Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 10-02-2009 07:19 AM
Dry Hopping Question mbtech General Techniques 16 05-11-2009 07:32 PM
Dry Hopping Question Brett3rThanU Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 02-21-2009 12:19 AM
dry hopping question sos4163 General Techniques 7 12-30-2008 08:24 PM
dry hopping question... King MF Midas Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-26-2008 01:38 PM


Forum Jump