Originally Posted by andywilde16
I am not sure if this is the correct forum to be posting this to but I am in need of some advice of the addition of Hops.
I am currently brewing a Ritchies Simply Yorkshire Bitter kit (wort started last night) and I am wondering whether to use some Dry Hops to give the final beer some additional flavour?
I was thinking of using Fuggle hops (other varieties ideas welcomed) and would welcome some advice on this and also at what point to dry hop the wort?
Thanks in advance for all advice.
Try this for basic info on dry hopping.
A Newbies Guide to Dry Hopping Your Beer - The HomeBrew Forum
Fuggles, Goldings both good for dry hopping. First Gold is a little different but I like it. And for something a bit different still, Styrian Goldings which is often used by commercial brewers (e.g. TT Landlord).
I suggest you go for 50g dry hop to start with. 25g sometimes gets a bit lost and more than 50g may be a bit too much. When you have done it a few times you get to know what suits you best.
This supplier is good for buying small quantities.
PS There are are two types of 'hop bag' generally in use. The first is a bag in which to put the hops, usually made of muslin or nylon. Up to a point bigger is better since bigger allows the hops to disperse more and so give up their goodness more efficiently. I prefer nylon because muslin tends to soak up the beer and nylon doesn't. The second type is more a small sock that fits over the the end of the siphon tube (if you use one) to act as a filter, and this allows you to chuck the hops directly into the brew for maximum contact.