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adzr

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Hi all,
I've done some searching and cannot find anything on this specific query. I have made a 2IPA that has a lot of citra and amarillo dry hops. The first lot of dry hops were put in the fermenter about a week after pitching the yeast, and then additional dry hops have been added every 3 days. Dry hopping will last no longer than 12 days. Total dry hops is about 120 grams. I usually cold crash my beers for 2 days prior to kegging to clear up the beer.

My questions is, will cold crashing a beer with a lot of dry hops drop out a lot of the hoppy flavour and aroma? I'm concerned that by cold crashing, I'll undo or negate the effect of the dry hops.

Any thoughts or advice much appreciated, cheers.
 

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Not entirely sure but some people recommend dry hopping while cold crashing. This makes me think that is shouldn't have a negative impact.
 

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I just bottled a batch with pretty much exactly what you described. It was still hoppy as F after 3 days at 2 dungarees C and very clear.
 

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What was the SG when you first dry hopped? Should wait til it’s almost done or you will lose some hop flavours to c02 apparently. I dry hop then crash a day later, have found the same utilisation as leaving for 3 days before crashing. You could look up extraction of oils at different temps if you wanted to get scientific. Otherwise just do it and record your results
 

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The biggest thing with dry hopping is I’ve found I.T fades very quickly. 2 weeks and it’s a different beer
 

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cold crashing after dry hopping is most people's usual method. My beers always have great hop aroma using this method.
 

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cold crashing after dry hopping is most people's usual method. My beers always have great hop aroma using this method.
I do have one question on this - do you pull your hops out, or leave them for the cold crash?
 

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leave em in.
you don't want to be introducing any more O2 than you have to.
 

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Thanks a lot for the responses everyone. I just added the last of the dry hops yesterday, so I think I will cold crash today and then bottle it in 2 days time. Seems that will be fine with what you have all described. Cheers!
 

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