Brewed this on 3/8, fermentation has slowed a lot but still quite a layer of the foam on top, I am planning or racking to the secondary on 3/22. However it still seems really cloudy hasn’t really cleared up yet. I know there was a lot of hop additions and figuring it will drop out in the next week or so. Anyone else who brewed this noticed that?
It calls for 2 additions of dry hopping, 1 at 10-12 days prior to bottle and the last at 4-6 days before bottling. I have never dry hopped before and would like to hear your suggestions. I know from reading on the forums, this can be one of those topics where if you ask 3 people their opinions you will receive 5 answers, but here goes.
1)Should I put the hops in a nylon mesh bag, just throw them in there?
2) throw the first addition in, with hopes they will drop out before bottle day and bag the 2nd addition for fear of looking like it does now?
3) if I throw both in with no bag, what is the best way to filter the beer as I am racking to the bottling bucket? I have a funnel with a filter in it, but it would not be a smooth transition and would be adding extra O2 to the beer which I always thought was a bad thing at this stage?
Thanks for the input…