Dryhopping toward end of primary is becoming popular especially with the NE IPAs. Got me to wonder if a whirlpool/hopstand could be done after primary fermentation was mostly complete. Hope would be to not drive off as much volatile aromatics from the full effect of primary.
I am considering holding back 10% of the unfermented wort until primary is nearly done. Then reheat that small volume to hopstand temp, do the hopstand in that small volume, separate hops from liquid and add it to the primary.
Anyone ever heard of this?