Dry Hopping and Bottling

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  1. Nosybear

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    I made a wonderful IPA recently, dry hopped it with an ounce of Amarillo pellets and, at bottling, had a very present, floral hop nose. I opened one a few days and everything that made the beer great was still there except the nose. Anyone else out there had this experience and has anyone found a way to overcome it?
     
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    aroma hops fade pure and simple, the longer it sits the less you will smell, the only way to keep a hop aroma longer is to bond the hop oil with the water molecule and its harder than it sounds, Ive been experimenting with that very thing using a recirculation right into a bunch of hops after the boil, seems to hold it longer than dry hopping which is done cold, only other way is to use keg hopping, it flows beer through the hops right before serving

    also storing beer warm will make it worse
     

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