The 5 - 10 - 15 Rule for Dry Hopping IPAs
Dry Hopping. If you don't know what this means, in a nutshell, it's where hops are added to the brew once it's in the fermenter, like a steeping process. Why do it? It maximises the hop aromas and flavours in your brew. Luke is often asked for tips on how to dry hop beer, and he has a simple rule of thumb to follow: The 5 - 10 - 15 Rule. It's a pretty simple thing to remember, right? This is what it means. If you're making a Pale Ale, add 5 grams of hops per litre. For an IPA, add 10 grams per litre. For a Double IPA, add 15 grams per litre. Easy, right? Something to keep in mind is that the more dry hop you add, the less your final volume will be - those hops are thirsty devils! We'd love for you to give it a try - let us know how you get on. Cheers!