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dry hopping at reduced temperatures?

switzead

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i put my IPA in the primary on 10/25 at 66 degF, then to the secondary on 11/7 at 66 degF. I had to leave town for 5 weeks and i am just now getting to the dry hop step 12/13. At the same time I have 2 gallons of wine in the same cooler as the IPA that I need to reduce the temperature. Would it be ok to reduce the temperature of the IPA to 45 degrees during the dry hop step?
 

Wastegate

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Yes you can dry hop at lower temps, However you will need to extend the time the hops are on the beer. Warmer temps = faster extraction, Colder temps = slow extraction. How long? Good question. IMO: I would say double the time and you should be fine!

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Preston
 
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