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The term refers to the practice of adding unboiled hops to the wort/beer after it has been cooled and transferred to a fermentation vessel. It is more akin to steeping than anything else. Since this method involves no heat, it extracts no bitterness; it is solely for the purpose of adding more hop aromas and flavors to the beer. The standard dry-hopping method is to add hops to the beer once it is finished fermenting, and has been transferred off of the yeast. The amount of time a beer spends dry-hopping varies depending on the beer style, but 1-2 weeks is typically adequate. While it is not absolutely necessary, some brewers steam the hops before adding them to the beer, in order to avoid any possibility of contamination.
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The term refers to the practice of adding unboiled hops to the wort/beer after it has been cooled and transferred to a fermentation vessel. It is more akin to steeping than anything else. Since this method involves no heat, it extracts no bitterness; it is solely for the purpose of adding more hop aromas and flavors to the beer.
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The standard dry-hopping method is to add hops to the beer once it is finished fermenting, and has been transferred off of the yeast. The amount of time a beer spends dry-hopping varies depending on the beer style, but 1-2 weeks is typically adequate. While it is not absolutely necessary, some brewers steam the hops before adding them to the beer to avoid any possibility of contamination.

Revision as of 04:59, 17 November 2008

The term refers to the practice of adding unboiled hops to the wort/beer after it has been cooled and transferred to a fermentation vessel. It is more akin to steeping than anything else. Since this method involves no heat, it extracts no bitterness; it is solely for the purpose of adding more hop aromas and flavors to the beer.

The standard dry-hopping method is to add hops to the beer once it is finished fermenting, and has been transferred off of the yeast. The amount of time a beer spends dry-hopping varies depending on the beer style, but 1-2 weeks is typically adequate. While it is not absolutely necessary, some brewers steam the hops before adding them to the beer to avoid any possibility of contamination.