I brewed a batch of beer on Friday night and the recipe calls for dry hopping in the secondary. I have 2 oz of hop pellets (hopunion). Do I just dump them in the carboy and then transfer the beer? Do I wrap them in some cheese cloth?
If I just dump them in I figured it would be messy when it came time to bottle or keg.
thanks in advance.
Recipe for Citra IPA
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Safale US-05
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.060
Final Gravity: 1.012
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 10.4 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 9 @ 68F
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 65F
Tasting Notes: Slight Bitterness with loads of /Citrus Aroma.
11.25 lb Pale Ale Malt
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine
0.75 lb Caramunich Malt
0.50 lb Malt
0.75 oz Citra [14.00 %] 60
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] 10
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] 5
1.00 oz Citra [14.00 %] 1
2.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] Dry I replaced this with Citra hops.
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet 10
1 Pkgs Safale American Ale (DCL Yeast #US-05)
Single Infusion Mash: 154 for 60min
Added 2oz of whole leaf Simcoe into secondary for 14 days, then Kegged. (Again, I replaced the Simcoe with Citra.
I also used the continuous Sparge method. The OG was spot on and everything smelled and tasted great. I will know in a few weeks how it turned out. It was cold and rainy out side last Friday night so I had to change my setup a little but everything worked out. It seems to save alot of time if you can start heating your water while sparging.