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Dry Hopping for 1st time

tpw

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I'll be trying an extract recipe for an IPA that asks for dry hopping after racking to a secondary fermenter. Should I take a final gravity reading after primary, or after secondary fermentation?

Also, does it matter if I dry hop with pellets, or the actual hops?
 

jtoots

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take your readings before racking to secondary, if it's not done you don't want to take it off the yeast quite yet.  pellets or cones, it doesn't really matter. personally i prefer pellets these days because they don't clog up the operation as much... you could use a muslin bag if you wanted to mitigate that challenge.
 
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