Dry Hop in Primary

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runkelia

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I want to dry hop in primary a couple days after pitching as to not lose all aromas through the airlock.

My question is: I will be fermenting in a 6 gallon better bottle carboy, should I just toss the pellets in loose? That is what I am planning because I don't want to get a muslin bag stuck in there.

What are your thoughts?

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You can add the pellets directly, but you will need to use something on your siphon to strain them out. Most people use a one gallon paint strainer bag tied on with fishing line or similar.
 

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I want to dry hop in primary a couple days after pitching as to not lose all aromas through the airlock.
You've got that all wrong. That may be a bit early. Try waiting until fermentation has finished.
 

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Definitely wait until fermentation is finished! I dry hop 7 days before bottling.
 

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I remember Matt Brynildson from Firestone Walker describing the benefits of dry hopping in primary, as the yeast have a positive impact. That being said, i'd still wait for the bulk of fermentation to be done, 3-4 days in.
 
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You've got that all wrong. That may be a bit early. Try waiting until fermentation has finished.


Maybe its only wrong because that's what the industry wants you to think.
They can't give away all their secrets ;)
 

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