From the HBD Archive
From: korz@ihpubj.att.com
Subject: Re: Dryhopping
Date: 1992-07-20 19:25:00 GMT

Keith asks about how long to dryhop. I used to dryhop in the primary
as soon as the krauesen falls so the high-power fermentation does not
lift the hops into the blowoff tube and clog it AND because the large
volume of CO2 would scrub a lot of the bouquet out of the brew. Then,
the beer would sit for two or three weeks in the primary until I was
ready to bottle (we're talking ales here, of course). I noticed that
if I waited longer before bottling, I got less bouquet, so I decided to
try a new approach. What I now do, is dryhop 7 days before bottling.
I wait for the fermentation to complete, dryhop, wait 7 days and then
bottle/keg.
Al.

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