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Old 08-17-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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I am brewing a double IPA. The recipe calls for dry hopping. After racking from the primary (6gal) to secondary (5 gal), I had an extra .5 gallon left over. I racked the remaining beer to a glass growler. When I go to bottle, can I combine the 5 gallon beer with the other 1/2 gallon? Or should I prime the 1/2 gallon and bottle it separately?


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Provided you're sure that everything was sanitary, and you have a way to airlock the growler, I don't see why you couldn't combine them in the bottling bucket.

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Old 08-17-2008, 11:32 PM   #3
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...or bottle the contents of the growler separately to see how the dry-hopping affected the beer! There's always something to learn in brewing.
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Hi All,

I agree with bsay. Use it as a learning experience...


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