Hops on Top - Bottle or wait?

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  1. BarbarianBrewer

    BarbarianBrewer Well-Known Member

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    Although it sounds like the Dr. Seuss book 'Hop on Pop' I am referring to hops on top of my beer in the fermenter. It is a Kviek SMaSH (Maris Otter & El Dorado hops with WLP521 yeast). I dry hopped 4 oz three days ago (day 10 of fermentation). I was going to bottle it about an hour ago and saw a layer of hops evenly spread across the top. This may be due to the high fermentation temp of 95 F (35 C) or the fact that I am unable to cold-crash. Not sure because this is the first time I've brewed with a Kviek yeast. Do you think the hops wll drop in a few days? I don't detect an off flavor but, there is a definite dry white wine taste and maybe a hint of tropical flavor. OG was 1.060 and FG (stable for 3 days) is 1.012.
     
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    If they don't, you can leave them behind when you transfer to the bottling bucket. A spigot makes this a snap, but you can do it with a siphon if you're careful.
     
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