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Offline RaymondMillbrae

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Fermentation times for a Haze Craze IPA
« on: March 16, 2020, 02:18:57 AM »
Hey, Folks, I'll be brewing my first Hazy/Juicy IPA this coming week.

Its for the wifey, and I am pretty excited to brew it.

I only drink porters and stouts, so this will be my first adventure into dry hopping. But I have a few questions.

It is a More Beer recipe, and it calls for 3 ounces of hops on the 3rd day of fermentation.

Then it calls for another 3 ounces of hops 3 days before packaging. (Kegging)?

But it doesn't say the fermentation times.

I am assuming it will be for a month, like my porters and stouts. Is that correct?

So if it is, is it okay to add the first dry hop on the 3rd day of fermentation, and leave it there for 11 days?  (For a total of 2 weeks).

And then after I place it into secondary, place the second 3 ounce batch of hops 3 days before kegging?

Does that sound right? Or will fermenting that long mess with the flavor and aroma of the first dry hop edition?

Lastly, will the flavors and aromas of the dry hops last a while in the keg, or should it be drunk shortly after kegging?

Thanks!

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Re: Fermentation times for a Haze Craze IPA
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 02:32:10 AM »
Everyone has a different approach to fermentation and most of them seem to work just fine.

For IPAs, I start by pitching a bit more yeast than I would for a typical ale, aiming for about 1 mil cells/ml/P.  I ferment more to the colder side of the yeast strain I am using and bring the temperature up slowly after the second day until day seven or eight.  I then add the dry hop and cold crash after a day for 2 to 3 days.  I will then package, sometimes bottling, sometimes kegging.  I usually keg my hazy IPAs.

I dry hop my hazy IPAs at 24 to 36 hours and then, as above, a day before cold crashing.

In total I an usually 10 to 12 days from start of fermentation to bottling. 
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Re: Fermentation times for a Haze Craze IPA
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 06:49:58 AM »
So you only ferment for about 2 weeks, huh?

Is that all that?s needed for a hazy IPA?

Will longer fermentation not help at all?

And lastly, at what temps do you cold crash?

Seems like this is an easy, less time-fermenting brew.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2020, 08:04:24 AM by RaymondMillbrae »

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Re: Fermentation times for a Haze Craze IPA
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 07:13:35 AM »
In general, I only ferment ales for a total of 2 to 3 weeks.  IPA, and especially hazy IPAs with their high sensitivity to oxygen, I try to get into the bottle or keg as soon as possible to minimize cold side oxygen exposure.  some higher alcohol ales: strong Scotch ale, Belgian ales, imperial styles, I will go up to four weeks.

Lagers are a whole different animal, though they really do not need to be. 
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Re: Fermentation times for a Haze Craze IPA
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 07:11:20 PM »
One last question...or maybe two.

If I were to place the first edition of dry hops in my primary, then transferred to secondary (where I would place my second edition of dry hops), would I need to remove the first edition bag of dry hops?

And my second question.

Let?s say I decided to NOT do a secondary fermentation. I will just do it all in my primary.

Again, would I need to remove the first edition bag of dry hops before adding the second edition of dry hops?

Thanks.

Going for it on Tuesday.

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Re: Fermentation times for a Haze Craze IPA
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 02:28:52 AM »
I generally do no transfer to a secondary fermenter.  I also add my hops free, not bagged into the fermenter, so if I did transfer they would be left behind.

Again, this is a matter of personal preference and there are many different options you could do.  The latest research I have seen indicates that the volatile aroma compounds in hops is extracted in at most a day or two, so I don't see where removing it would not be an issue at all.

Best of luck with your brew day!
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Re: Fermentation times for a Haze Craze IPA
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2020, 11:11:52 PM »
Thanks for the responses.

I wanted to review a few more things first, before brewing it.

So my brew day was postponed till Wednesday.

Let?s see what happens.

 

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