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Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby mashy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:33 am

I have a mash that has JUST finished fermenting [23l]
Thinking of dry hopping with Galaxy - any hints / tips / quantities please chaps?
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby Onthebrew » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:54 pm

Depends on what style it is I guess? But 50g for 3 days at room temps after fermentation has finished seems popular.

Do you rack to a secondary. Is it going in a keg or bottles?
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby mashy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:08 pm

I am trying to copy the hoppy finish of Adnams Dry hopped lager.

The galaxy hop is definitely hop for the job. And i have it as leaf.
I run 2 weeks primary/2 weeks secondary/ 2 weeks in bottle.

I am at week one of that - just finished ferm.
I was thinking of adding loose? or should I bag it some how?
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby Onthebrew » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:32 pm

I would do it the last 3 days of primary then and chuck them in loose. They will float but apparently that doesn’t matter, the oils will still transfer as I understand it.

You could put them in a Muslim bag with a weight though you like. I bought a stainless steel thing for the hops but only use it when doing stupid amounts.

I didn’t think you liked lagers? Is it a summer ale?
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby mashy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:39 pm

Got it in one - a summer ale.

TBA this is my trusty 100% cascade summer ale - with Galaxy (adjusted) and very soon some dry hopping.
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby mashy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:47 pm

Well its in now - thanks for the help.
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby Onthebrew » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:37 pm

Let us know how it turns out!
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby Fatbloke-Dim » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:01 am

Muslim bag? The same stuff they make vests from? :lol:
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby Wezzel » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:53 pm

Fatbloke-Dim wrote:Muslim bag? The same stuff they make vests from? :lol:


You probably mean “muslin”. “Muslim Bag” sounds like a derogatory term


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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby mashy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:03 pm

Onthebrew wrote:Let us know how it turns out!


Fantastic, really pleased. For a sandwich recipe. It has turned out really well. I wanted to do a summer ale with a big of Galaxy finish. Probably overcooked the bitter ever so slightly, but very pleased. Will tweak next time

On the downside, it was an utter 'B' to rack out into secondary... so I have found a £6 stainless mesh hop tube.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stainless-St ... 2749.l2649

Once it arrives, I'll let you know what I think.
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby Onthebrew » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:05 pm

ive got something similar but it is a pain to clean and there are signs of rust- hope you have better luck!
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Re: Dry hopping - Any advice

Unread postby mashy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:08 am

Truck wash gets hops off a treat. Rust is a worry.

My plan was I could wash up quicker that I could rack.

Didn't want to use a strainer because of the oxygen it would induce.
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