Dryhopping Lagers

by Al Korzonas

I did some research on the question of dryhopping in German and Bohemian Pilsners (and other lagers). The primary question was whether Bohemian Pilsners should be dryhopped or not.

On the other hand, there are a number of homebrewing authors that advocate dryhopping. In summary, I believe it is safe to assume that dryhopping should be reserved for American and English ales. Duesseldorf's "Sticke" (which is sometimes dryhopped with Spalt hops) and the Trappist ale "Orval" (which is dryhopped with East Kent Goldings) are two notable exceptions from Germany and Belgium, respectively.
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Al Korzonas, Palos Hills, IL