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Old 06-21-2013, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default Do you dry hop in the primary or the secondary?

What do you do? Is it better to keep the beer in the primary when dry hopping and skip the secondary all together? Or rack to the secondary? Would leaving it in the primary affect the clarity or increase your chances of contaminating your beer?

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Old 06-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #2
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I dry hop in primary.


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Old 06-21-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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I dry hopped my ipa in the primary. Waited until signs of active fermentation had subsided, opened the lid and added hop pellets directly to the wort, without using a hop bag. The beer turned out great. I really don't see much of a downside to dry hopping in the primary
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I've done both. It isn't really worth transferring to secondary just for the purpose of dry-hopping for a week.
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I do it in the primary, too.
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I've done both. It isn't really worth transferring to secondary just for the purpose of dry-hopping for a week.
I agree with this.
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I do all three (adding another option!), depending on what's going on.

I normally dryhop in the fermenter, about 5 days before packaging. I don't rack to secondary just to dryhop, but sometimes I have some yeast in the fermenter that I want to reuse so I will rack into the carboy on the dryhops so I can rinse and save the yeast.

Sometimes, I just dryhop in the keg. That works well too, as long as I use a fine mesh bag so I don't clog up my diptube.
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I dry hopped my ipa in the primary. Waited until signs of active fermentation had subsided, opened the lid and added hop pellets directly to the wort, without using a hop bag. The beer turned out great. I really don't see much of a downside to dry hopping in the primary
Same here. I don't cold crash so it takes a while for the bottles to clear up.


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