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Dry Hop in Stages?
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    A friend sent me an old article written by the brewers at Stone regarding IPA's. One of the things that I found curious was a concept around dry hoping in stages. Basically, dry hop for 5 days pull the bag and add fresh hops for another 5 days (or whatever your durations will be).

    Curious if any of you have used this technique and if yes was it worth the extra effort?
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,243
    Hmmm.... interesting concept .... get lots out of it without the silly grassy taste ....
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    i don't see the benefit to this, personally. it would waste lots of beer and lots of hops though. i have dry hopped for 15 days and never noticed any "grassy" flavors that i hear about
  • C_BC_B
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    I don't understand how a single dry hop at twice the amount is different than two separate 5 day dry hops. But I don't go crazy for hops either.
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    C_dubbs said:

    I don't understand how a single dry hop at twice the amount is different than two separate 5 day dry hops. But I don't go crazy for hops either.



    marketing mostly.

    if i saw a beer that said "dry hopped" next to one that said "double stage dry hopped" and could only buy one even though i had tried neither of them.......i know which i am choosing.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,286

    C_dubbs said:

    I don't understand how a single dry hop at twice the amount is different than two separate 5 day dry hops. But I don't go crazy for hops either.



    marketing mostly.

    if i saw a beer that said "dry hopped" next to one that said "double stage dry hopped" and could only buy one even though i had tried neither of them.......i know which i am choosing.


    intuitively i disagree, though i have no experimental evidence to refute it.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611

    C_dubbs said:

    I don't understand how a single dry hop at twice the amount is different than two separate 5 day dry hops. But I don't go crazy for hops either.



    marketing mostly.

    if i saw a beer that said "dry hopped" next to one that said "double stage dry hopped" and could only buy one even though i had tried neither of them.......i know which i am choosing.


    yep. go for the doppelbock next to those two.

    C_B
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  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,243

    C_dubbs said:

    I don't understand how a single dry hop at twice the amount is different than two separate 5 day dry hops. But I don't go crazy for hops either.



    marketing mostly.

    if i saw a beer that said "dry hopped" next to one that said "double stage dry hopped" and could only buy one even though i had tried neither of them.......i know which i am choosing.


    yep. go for the doppelbock next to those two.


    dang straight!
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.