Cryo Hops for Dry Hopping

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Cryo Hops for Dry Hopping

Postby dale cannon » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:58 am

Anyone have experience with this? I’ve avoided dry hopping in the past due to too many batches with an overly vegetal flavour. Seems these will reduce that risk.
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Re: Cryo Hops for Dry Hopping

Postby matt7215 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:17 am

dale cannon wrote:Anyone have experience with this? I’ve avoided dry hopping in the past due to too many batches with an overly vegetal flavour. Seems these will reduce that risk.


you can def dry hop with cryo

how long are you leaving your beer on the hops when dry hopping?
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Re: Cryo Hops for Dry Hopping

Postby Masterplan » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:35 pm

I've had the same experience but with non-cryo hops. I put it down to incomplete fermentation, as the beer improved as is bottle conditioned for another week.
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Re: Cryo Hops for Dry Hopping

Postby dale cannon » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:31 pm

matt7215 wrote:
dale cannon wrote:Anyone have experience with this? I’ve avoided dry hopping in the past due to too many batches with an overly vegetal flavour. Seems these will reduce that risk.


you can def dry hop with cryo

how long are you leaving your beer on the hops when dry hopping?


Thanks Matt, I’ll give them a try. Would 1oz. in a corny keg for 4 days be a good start?
I haven’t brewed in a decade or so, but I recall trying for shorter and shorter durations with similar results (grassy, vegetal flavour that persisted). It could have been hop freshness, poor technique leading to oxidation, or otherwise. I’m now fermenting in a temp controlled unitank and doing pressurized transfers etc so hopefully I see better results.
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Re: Cryo Hops for Dry Hopping

Postby matt7215 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:37 am

dale cannon wrote:
matt7215 wrote:
dale cannon wrote:Anyone have experience with this? I’ve avoided dry hopping in the past due to too many batches with an overly vegetal flavour. Seems these will reduce that risk.


you can def dry hop with cryo

how long are you leaving your beer on the hops when dry hopping?


Thanks Matt, I’ll give them a try. Would 1oz. in a corny keg for 4 days be a good start?
I haven’t brewed in a decade or so, but I recall trying for shorter and shorter durations with similar results (grassy, vegetal flavour that persisted). It could have been hop freshness, poor technique leading to oxidation, or otherwise. I’m now fermenting in a temp controlled unitank and doing pressurized transfers etc so hopefully I see better results.


yeah that small amount of hops and quick contact time should lead to no vegetal flavours in your beer, also, if you are just using an ounce im assuming you are just gonna open a 1 oz pack from a commercial packed product so the hops should be in good shape. dry hopping with hops that have been opened and then sitting around awhile is a potential for what you were previously experiencing
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Re: Cryo Hops for Dry Hopping

Postby dale cannon » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:14 pm

That’s it yes, 1oz each of cryo simcoe, citra and centennial individual packs from yakima valley. Just need to decide which to use.
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Re: Cryo Hops for Dry Hopping

Postby matt7215 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:59 am

dale cannon wrote:That’s it yes, 1oz each of cryo simcoe, citra and centennial individual packs from yakima valley. Just need to decide which to use.


cant go wrong with citra or simcoe imo

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