Just dry hoped my brew, question?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by slayerhellfire, Apr 1, 2012.

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  1. slayerhellfire

    slayerhellfire Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2009 New York

    Ok so I just dry hopped my DIPA that has been fermenting for 2 weeks now, gravity reading was taken friday which was 1.014 today it was about the same, maybe 1.013, so I transferred into my secondary fermenter, threw my 4 oz of hops in and closed her up ( of course everything was sanitized with starsan prior)

    my question is it looks like my airlock is burping is this a normal occurrence since the hops where added? Also should this beer be stored at a cooler temp now or the same as it was.

    Opinons on 7 or 14 day dry hops also?
     
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,341) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    The hops provide 'nucleation' sites for CO2 to come out of solution. No worries.
     
  3. slayerhellfire

    slayerhellfire Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2009 New York

    cool :slight_smile:
     
  4. IHC

    IHC Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    2 weeks is better than 1 but 3 weeks is probably over kill in terms of dry hoping
     
  5. slayerhellfire

    slayerhellfire Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2009 New York

    yeah I will prob go 2 weeks than
     
  6. kjyost

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    I'm hoping for your brew too, but what is dry hoping? Is it not wishing for something in the rain? :wink:
     
  7. slayerhellfire

    slayerhellfire Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2009 New York

    oops yeah typo...lol
     
  8. EdH

    EdH Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2005 Utah

    Plus, the agitation of the liquid from the transfer...

    So yeah -- don't obsess too much over airlock activity. It's not a fermentation gauge.
     
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