Airlock now bubling after dryhopping

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Milhouse

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I brewed up an IPA 3 weeks ago. Started at OG 1.071 sat in primary for 10 days. Transfered to secondary at 1.020. I dryhopped with pellets in a bag thats floating, last week (note to self 5 marbles is not enough to sink bag) . Now I have small bubbles around the neck of my carboy thats making my airlock bloop every 30 seconds or so. Is my beer still fermenting? Should I wait to bottle unti all air activity ceases?
 

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Only way to be sure if it is fermenting is to take a hydro sample. It could just be CO2 escaping. The hops should have no effect on the fermentation, although they may create nucleation spots for the CO2 to escape.
 

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Wait to bottle until the gravity doesn't change over 2-3 days. I've kicked fermentations back up a little bit while dry-hopping, not quite sure why. If it were immediately after you added the hops I'd say you were just providing nucleation sites but since it's a week out I'm out of ideas.
 

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That always happens... it is maybe some outgassing of CO2... mine always does it, and the gravity never changes. FWIW
 

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Wait to bottle until the gravity doesn't change over 2-3 days. I've kicked fermentations back up a little bit while dry-hopping, not quite sure why. If it were immediately after you added the hops I'd say you were just providing nucleation sites but since it's a week out I'm out of ideas.

Good point.

Now I am curious to why fermentation would kick back up. Minute levels of sugar in hops or maybe they roused the yeast cake?
 
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Thanks for the info guys. I have checked my gravity and fermentation is completed. I really want to bottled this brew,but due to the bubles, there is hop residue floating up and down in the carboy. I am thinking I can do three things:
1-Transfer my beer to another carboy and hope it settles down.
2-Use a paint strainer on both ends of my siphon and hope that filters out most hop residue.
3-Wait until the bubles stop and hope the hops just settle down.
What do think?
Any info will be helpful, Thanks
 

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At that point, whatever sugar you have in there is likely to be very small, and not cause a problem with gushing or bottle bombs. I'd say go for it.
 
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