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Old 04-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #11
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"Dryhopping adds a bunch of nucleation points"

wtf language is this??
nucleation points... like bitterness units, only radioactive


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Old 04-12-2013, 12:01 PM   #12
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So not only will my beer make me fat, it will make me glow in the dark too?

Well I guess that won't be all bad....I'll be the one in complete control of the teeter totter and I can eliminate the night light in the bathroom....

Better yet, maybe it will cause me to grow another head and I can drink two different beers at the same time!


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Old 04-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #13
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Dryhopping adds a bunch of nucleation points, so it'll bubble after adding the hops (or anything like that).
Is that why it's so common to boil over after adding hops?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #14
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This happened to me. Thought beer was done at 1.015. Transfered to dry hop for a week with 2 oz of hops gravity dropped another 3 pts to 1.012. I lost alot of the hop aromas too.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:25 AM   #15
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just checked again and gravity is down to 1.012. aroma is wonderful (now) though a bit "sharp" and "punchy". hopefully it remains pungent, but mellows out in its sharpness.

so, I guess next time I'll need to wait until fermentation is completely done before racking and dryhopping.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #16
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A nucleation point creates a spot where bubbles can form. Once these bubbles form they rise to the surface and break. The process can be beneficial to beer because the bubbles breaking release more aroma.
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I just experienced the same issue with a 60min DFH clone, how long before it stops and clears? This is my first dry hopping beer. My gravity was 1.010 when I transferred.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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for me, it stopped fermenting (again) after about 3 days. the DFH 60min needs a 2 week dry hop, so you're definitely in the clear!
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:45 AM   #19
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Thanks, its been 9 days and it's still bubbling away! I'm getting impatient! I wanna get it kegged and drank! LOL
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:36 AM   #20
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really??? wow, definitely didn't take that long for me.

That's a good brew! Did you use Sam Calagione's recipe from his book? I'm gonna need to make that one again some day


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