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Old 05-20-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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when do i add the hops? was planning on adding them after 14 days in the fermenter then leaving them in there 7 more days. or do i add them to the secondary after the beer is fully fermented?



 
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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I put mine in secondary- but there is no law saying you have to do that. The key is to add them after all fermentation has stopped. You want the hops aroma to permeate the beer- if fermentation is still going on, the co2 will carry away these aromas as it outgasses. You could add them to the primary if you want, as long as the beer is finished.


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Old 05-20-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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k thanks for the help. i think ill do it your way

 
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:50 PM   #4
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Just to expand on that a bit, before I add my dry hops, I usually wait a few days after I rack to the secondary. I find that, very often, I get a little fermentation activity or, at least, some outgassing after racking. All that passes within a few days.


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Old 05-22-2008, 01:20 AM   #5
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Just put em in there, watch em float around loose, and then wrap a bag, I use a nylon hop bag, around the end of your auto-siphon when you rack into the bottling bucket. The loose hops actually keep some of the trub from coming through - they're filter-like, so I can get that last little bit into the bottling bucket.

To get em in I have a small, very new and clean funnel, that I starsan, and I just dump em in through there and stuff em in with a sanitized butter knifee.

I have done some reading up on this stuff and evidently that aroma will not last forever, I have even read where it starts going away after three months. I haven't decided if adding hops at the end of the boil lasts longer, so I still dry-hop. Maybe both? But, my beers are generally completely drank within 3 months of reaching maturity so this meandering didn't even matter did it?
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I keg, so I delay dry hopping until about a week before I'm ready to put it online. That can be 2-3 months after kegging.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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Can you use pellets to dry hop, or shout you use plugs and whole flowers ?

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:38 PM   #8
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You can use pellets, but they aren't as suitable for dry hopping.

Whole hops or plugs have a lot more of the lupulin glands in tact so the aroma is better. They also do a fantastic job of filtering out the trub when you rack from secondary to your bottling bucket.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:04 PM   #9
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I keg, so I delay dry hopping until about a week before I'm ready to put it online. That can be 2-3 months after kegging.
Do you use a hop ball or something and dry hop in the keg?
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:21 PM   #10
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Kewl thanks.



 
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