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Old 04-10-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default Can dry hopping restart a fermentation?

So yesterday I dry hopped my IPA. Gravity was 1.014, so I assumed it was all done. I racked it to secondary with the hops, and today after work I have new bubbles and a very small krausen stain around the rim of my carboy. Even the airlock is working!

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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Normal for me. A fluffy 1/2 inch foam on top of the ones that have been dry hopped. It subsided after about 4 days. Still leaving a lot of floating hop flakes after that.


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It may just be Co2 coming out of solution due to the agitation of the beer while transferring to secondary. However you can always take another gravity reading after a couple of days to see.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:26 AM   #4
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Ya it happens sometimes. I have one right now that was 2 weeks in primary no bubbles nice and clear. so i dry hopped it right in the primary. the next day it clouded over and stuff was rising and falling. Its just starting to clear again now 5 days later. I plan on bottling it tomorrow
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Dryhopping adds a bunch of nucleation points, so it'll bubble after adding the hops (or anything like that).
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Dryhopping adds a bunch of nucleation points, so it'll bubble after adding the hops (or anything like that).
That would be the correct answer.
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"Dryhopping adds a bunch of nucleation points"

wtf language is this??


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