- Sep 15, 2017
- Reaction score
- Peoples republic of Manchester
Hi everyone, been experimenting over the last 6 months with different hop pellets for dry hopping kits, and have noticed something quite interesting. I have been brewing the make your own IPA kits, and adding dry hops in pellet form after 7, or 8 days in the primary normally 100 grams. I have tried Mosaic, Citra, Sabro. I normally leave the hops in for 7 days before kegging. Then i leave in secondary for 1 week, then cold crash, and leave for 10 days before sampling. What i have noticed is the hop aroma, and taste are far more noticeable when you reach the bottom 3rd of the keg (i use bottom tap KKs, and Wilko bottom tap kegs) My theory is that the hop oil is laying in the top layers of beer in the keg, after all oil, and water are not a good mix. Has anybody else noticed this ?