So I had my first home brew in the fermenter and was called out of town for a business trip. During the time I was gone I was supposed to dry hop it, but now it's been over 3 weeks in the primary and I'm not sure if there is any point.
It's an IPA and the instructions said to transfer it to a secondary when the activity dies down (estimated as 1-2 weeks), then it said to add the dry hops and let it sit for another 2-4 weeks. Based on what I've read about dry hopping I'm not too worried about it, but it is an IPA. So should I dry hop it and let it sit in the primary for a bit longer, or just bottle it now and not worry about it?
I dry hop 1 t0 2 weeks before I bottle. I have an IPA going that has been in the fermenter for 4 weeks. It looks like it will be another 4 until I bottle it, so I'll be dry hopping in about 2 weeks time.
Agreed! Dry hop it now. Let it sit for 4-7 days then bottle. I think dry hopping makes a huge difference in the overall impression with ipas these days. I can't really think of a time when it would be "too late to dry hop". Your nose with thank you!