Originally Posted by KayaBrew
I followed some advice given to me by some of the "elders" here on this site, and I dry hopped my IPA by just dumping a half ounce of Columbus pellets into my carboy. This beer sat on the cake in primary for almost three weeks (1.060 down to 1.014), then I racked it to a carboy to dry hop for a week or so. My question is, will all the hop flakes settle at the bottom (I plan to cold crash), because ever since I put them in, all the gunk is just floating on top.
Usually they do, sometimes they don't. It seems to me that when it's colder, they float more. (I think more co2 remains in suspension and the bubbles hold it there- or else I'm imagining it.
You can just rack around them, though, no worries. I put my racking cane about 1/2 way down into the finished beer and lower it as the beer level lowers until I'm just over the trub. By then, the hops sludge has sunk pretty well.