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Old 07-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #51
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For you primary dry hoppers: do you re-pitch in the same yeast cake and if so is there anything you do to prevent the hops from accumulating in the yeast eg using a hop sock?
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #52
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Question on dry hopping in the keg for first time doing this:
How long before you begin drinking?

I cold crashed a primary and siphoned into a cold keg on the bag of leaf hops and force carbed it with 30 lb charge and it is now in kegerator waiting....when do I get to try the results realistically? Normally I could begin consumption in about 5 days with the force carb.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:46 PM   #53
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For you primary dry hoppers: do you re-pitch in the same yeast cake and if so is there anything you do to prevent the hops from accumulating in the yeast eg using a hop sock?
I don't pitch on cakes or even wash yeast anymore for that matter, but when I have used a hop sack I still get a good amount of hop debris in the trub. Not a huge amount, but enough that would make it hard to wash the yeast.
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Question on dry hopping in the keg for first time doing this:
How long before you begin drinking?

I cold crashed a primary and siphoned into a cold keg on the bag of leaf hops and force carbed it with 30 lb charge and it is now in kegerator waiting....when do I get to try the results realistically? Normally I could begin consumption in about 5 days with the force carb.
I'd say you could drink it at 5 days like normal, but you might notice an improvement in aroma/flavor after a little more time. My keg hops seemed to be at their best after about 2 weeks.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:53 PM   #54
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Used to dry hop in keg but now at primary a few days before transfer - it's been working out great
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #55
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I am fermenting my first apa currently and am considering dry hopping in the keg. Should I use the keg essentially as a secondary (basement temp and I manually release gas daily) or should I throw the keg in my fridge while dry hopping?

 
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:52 PM   #56
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I am fermenting my first apa currently and am considering dry hopping in the keg. Should I use the keg essentially as a secondary (basement temp and I manually release gas daily) or should I throw the keg in my fridge while dry hopping?
Leave it at basement temp for a week or so.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #57
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I heard an interview from a brewer in Oregon who dry hops "warm" to ensure he doesn't get any grassy notes. If you're brewing an IPA and fermenting in the low 60's to keep the esters out, any ideas what warm is for dry hopping? 70 degrees maybe?

 
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #58
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I heard an interview from a brewer in Oregon who dry hops "warm" to ensure he doesn't get any grassy notes. If you're brewing an IPA and fermenting in the low 60's to keep the esters out, any ideas what warm is for dry hopping? 70 degrees maybe?
That's interesting. I have dry hopped cold in my keezer and never got any grassy notes. Would you happen to have a link to that interview? I would be interested in listening to it.
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I don't get grassy or vegetal notes from either hot or cold dry hopping, but I have noticed I get better aroma and flavor if it's on the warm end. It also gets me the flavor and aroma I'm looking for much quicker if it's warmer. When I say warmer I mean about 68-70F, since I usually ferment around 62-66F. I've tried dry hopping in the keg at serving temp, but for me it takes too long and doesn't give the same punch!
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:13 AM   #60
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I dry hop in the secondary while clearing, 7-10 days depending on the brew, both the IPA and the APA's took 7 days real well, a real nice aroma that grabs you as soon as you put the glass to your mouth!

 
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