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Old 03-22-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
May 2012
Salina, KS
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Just brewed my biggest beer to date. 1.100 American Barley Wine.
I plan to primary for a month, and then secondary for a few more. I want to dry hop this recipe, and I figure it should happen right before bottling.

So when should I do this? will the yeast be able to bottle condition? I used the White Labs 099 super high gravity ale yeast. Pitched a 2.5qt starter. Oxygenated after cooling, and then at 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours.

If I dry hop with pellets for 4 days before bottling would I have a problem oxygenated beer?

Fermenter smells amazing.

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:30 AM   #2
Mar 2012
plainfield, IN
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In the secondary you shouldn't have much head space so I would think it wont oxidize on you. I personally would go by how much head space there is.
Foster's Isn't fermented in a kangaroo's pouch?

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:53 AM   #3
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You will be fine.

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