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I'm starting a batch of cider over the weekend and seriously considering dry hopping it with some azecca that I have plenty of. How many ozs should I use in a three gallon batch?
 

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Agree with @doublejefe also would add hops if left longer than 7 to 10 days get a bit " grassy" or bitter.
 

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Yep, all of the above. When I do hopped cider, I put the hops in after the primary fermentation in a "teabag" or something similar weighted down so I can jiggle it, because hops float (a torpedo is great if it fits in your fermenter). You need to be able to remove the hops when the taste is right.

I tend to use "less hops for a longer time" rather than "more hops for a shorter time" because the flavour is taken up quite quickly and can go past the profile you want over a day or so. I also work on 3g/L. As you can see from the above posts, a few days can be long enough so I taste, taste, taste each day.
 
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I don't want to steal this thread, but it seems a good place to ask:
- Does aa % matter when dry hopping?
- and, I have cider on a saison trub and wat to leave it in the fermenter for close to 4 weeks. When would you add your hop?
 
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I don't want to steal this thread, but it seems a good place to ask:
- Does aa % matter when dry hopping?
- and, I have cider on a saison trub and wat to leave it in the fermenter for close to 4 weeks. When would you add your hop?
Probably not.
I added mine four days before bottling and I'm happy with the result.
 
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