Unintended Over-Attenuation from Dry Hopping Beers

Craft Brewers Conference 2017
Location: Washington, D.C.
Speakers: Jason Perkins, Tom Shellhammer, Zach Bodah

An unintended and often unreported consequence of dry hopping is the increase in real extract derived from hops and subsequent refermentation. This can result in over-attenuation, leading to potentially dangerous overcarbonation in packaged beer, particularly bottle-conditioned beer. This talk examines why over-attenuation may occur in dry-hopped beer and offers practical considerations to prevent over-carbonation.

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