My Noobie Red Ale

Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by Daddyjax, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Trialben

    Trialben Well-Known Member

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    Yep yep cold crash if you can...
     
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    You got it. More than about three days' contact time runs the risk of getting some flavors. I don't think they're what you're after: Grassy, vegetal....
     
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    Im not very experienced but considering what i´ve read and my 4 previous brews i would say that dry hops is mostly for Aroma.
    Just let them for 4-5 days. After, do a cold Crash and you everything will settle down.
    good luck
     
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    So 2 days of cold crashing and then bottle? Today will be the 3rd day for dry hopping. There is still a layer of green on the top.
     
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    Yes. WEll, i leave it overnight and ist enough to get all the sedments. However im using tee bags to hold the hops during dry hopping, i think this helps a bit. i believe ist common sense that leaving the dry hopping for more than 5 days can add a grassy character to the beer.
    I would cold Crash and check how it Looks, i think you should get a compact sedment up to 3 days of cooling.
    let us know how its going :)
     
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