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Virginia_Ranger

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I know, I know - you can't rush good beer. Unless you over commit for a Halloween party....

I brewed a DIPA using K-97 last night for it to be ready to serve in 10 days. Yikes right? Usually for these NEIPA / DIPAs I don't sweat that time frame in a pinch (obviously more time is better). I can usually pitch Notty ferment out in 3 days dry hop at room tempature for 36 hours, cold crash for 24 hours, force carb with carb stone for 36-48 hours and serve with hops in the keg and its just fine.

My main issue is I didn't use Notty (was following a recipe) and now I am a bit panicked because I don't think K-97 is going to fit my schedule as well. Throw into the mix I have to go out of town on Monday till late Wednesday night.

My thoughts are I transfer (fermenting in corny kegs) the beer from primary to a secondary (and serving) keg with the hops and let that sit for dry hopping till I am back and then cold crash and carb that one and serve with hops still in there. Thats what my gut says but that would be with using Notty. Am I at big risk of it not being fermented all the way with K-97? Should I sacrifice some hop flavor to give the beer a full 7-8 days in the primary or will there be enough in there to finish out while dry hopping?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Dang man your up against it. That is some crunching for sure . Your plan seems like it should be fine . Gotta go with your gut. I used k97 on a kolsch . I think that's what it was and I wanna say the majority of the fermentation was done in 4 /5 days . Good luck , I think you'll be fine .
 
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Dang man your up against it. That is some crunching for sure . Your plan seems like it should be fine . Gotta go with your gut. I used k97 on a kolsch . I think that's what it was and I wanna say the majority of the fermentation was done in 4 /5 days . Good luck , I think you'll be fine .
Thanks that’s good to know!
 
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