Split dry hopping

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  1. Factorial Brewing

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    I’ve got a single malt, single hop brew going at the moment. I’m planning to dry hop for 3 days before I bottle, but I’d like to try a small amount with some tea in addition to the hops. What’s the best way to take out maybe 5 litres to try this experiment with (fermenting in a plastic fermentation bucket)?

    For reasons that escape me it never occurred to split it when I started fermentation, which I think would be the sensible choice...
     
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    At packaging time maybe? And find a way of reminding yourself next time :)

    There's lots of knowledge here so I'm sure somebody will be along with a better answer. Just thinking I would be reluctant to mess around with an active fermentation.
     
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    Yes, at packaging time would be easiest. Assuming you are bottling, you could transfer all of your beer to the bottling bucket and prime as usual. You could then bottle until 5 liters was left in the bucket, then use those 5 liters for your experiments.
     
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    #4 Frankenbrewer, May 13, 2020
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    Is your plan to dry hop with the tea or to add the tea for packaging? Either way, tea can get pretty strong over time. I would do the split as soon as you reach your final gravity. Remove your test sample then try your tea infusion.
     
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    My plan is to dry ‘hop’. At present I’m thinking I’ll wait till I get to final gravity, prepare to bottle but then run 2 litres of that (including priming sugar) into a stainless steel growler with the tea and leave overnight (as I would if I was cold brewing tea) then bottle that 2 litres the day after. It’ll mean a slightly lower pressure in the bottle but it’s an experiment, eh?
     
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