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Old 10-07-2007, 10:39 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I have just found a Hop plant growing wild, near to where I live in west London.
I would like to identify the type of Hop that it is..

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-07-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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holy sh*t that is a ton of hops! i have no idea how to identify it other than smell / compare. but wow!

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Very nice, congrats on the find! Hopefully someone here can shed some light on that for ya.

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this might help: http://www.hopunion.com/pics.shtml

can't really tell myself...willamette maybe?

here's another one: http://www.brewrats.org/hops.cfm

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Old 10-08-2007, 01:37 AM   #5
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Looks like Bramlings or Fuggles to me. But what do I know?

You can mail me some for some more in-depth identification. I'll need a couple kilos in a vacuum-sealed bag to tell you for sure.

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Old 10-08-2007, 02:49 AM   #6
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You hit the hop lottery. I wouldn't even worry about what kind they are. Just experiment and get an estimate of the AA content and you'll be able to use them in anything by adjusting accordingly. Well most anything if they're really mild maybe not in IPAs of if they're really strong not in beers that you don't want much hop profile. You might be able to have them analyed by a lab or something for AA content.

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does kinda look like fuggle, doesn't it



hope you picked them those babies are ready!

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this might help: http://www.hopunion.com/pics.shtml

can't really tell myself...willamette maybe?

here's another one: http://www.brewrats.org/hops.cfm

Thanks for that...i'll go have a look...
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:33 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the help so far...


they have a really nice smell...not sure if i can identify it though...

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Maybe golding?

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