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Old 02-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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-I was just inquiring about my dry hop thought. I have a Red Double IPA coming up on 9days of good/normal fermentation. But i want to cold crash it.
My plan is...
1. dry hop in secondary (2oz centennial w/ no bag or grenade) on the 12th day.
2. want it to be during fermentation to have the yeast clean it a bit.
3. (here we go) Cold crash it 10 days in with 4 days left in secondary.
-I have never cold crashed (lagered) with hops in the secondary.
Any advice or warnings? Might it create off flavors or off aromas?
Any advice is appreciated. OPA.


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Old 02-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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1. Wait until fermentation is complete. Don't measure your fermentation by days, "visible activity" or anything else. Once your specific gravity has remained steady for 2-3 days, then you want to wait a few days to let the yeast clean up any off-flavors it may have created.
2. Cold crash your beer first, then add your dry hops.

You won't create any off-flavors or aromas.
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I always let mine go for 2 week min in the primary then cold crash and dry hop. I have never had a beer that had not finished up in that time
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