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Old 01-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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I just dry hopped a pale in the primary. Two ounces of pellets, no bags. After 5 days, I cold crashed and the beer was as clear as can be. I also washed the yeast without any issues.


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I just dry hopped a pale in the primary. Two ounces of pellets, no bags. After 5 days, I cold crashed and the beer was as clear as can be. I also washed the yeast without any issues.
Hmmm. Why wouldn't you rack to a secondary if planning on dry hopping and reusing the yeast? Sounds a little counter intuitive, but I guess if it works, go for it. Don't think I'd pitch it in anything other than a Pale or IPA though. Or do you feel you were able to wash it well enough to use otherwise?


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Lots of dryhops can clog up your siphon, but careful racking is all that's needed.

I suggest starting the siphon in the middle of the beer, and then lowering the racking cane down as the level of the beer drops.

If you're not all that proficient with racking, hops bags (sanitized first, of course) work just fine.

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Hmmm. Why wouldn't you rack to a secondary if planning on dry hopping and reusing the yeast? Sounds a little counter intuitive, but I guess if it works, go for it. Don't think I'd pitch it in anything other than a Pale or IPA though. Or do you feel you were able to wash it well enough to use otherwise?
I avoid racking to secondary to reduce the chance of oxidation, also, I like give the yeast as much time as possible to clean up the beer. I am able to wash the yeast and get one mason jar of pure white stuff. Perhaps I could get more if the hops were not there.
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