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Old 07-18-2011, 10:28 PM   #11
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That's good to know and nice that you have options; I guess I'll have to discuss with my LHBS when I go to all-grain and see if he can order some for me... Yes, the hops do get expensive and I know once I start brewing bigger batches and more consistent recipes, that will become more of an issue. What type of requirements minimum order-wise do the hop farmers have?

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Old 07-19-2011, 12:03 AM   #12
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Ivanhoe are real nice dry hopped in kegs and the brewery i work at use it as the main hop in our cask beers.

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Old 07-19-2011, 12:11 AM   #13
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What type of requirements minimum order-wise do the hop farmers have?
I don't know. When the harvest comes in, I'll check in with Glen at Rising Sun Farms www.coloradoorganichops.com and Jessica at www.flyingsquirrelorganichops.com

I bought my rhizomes from Glen this spring, and he is a member here.

If you find other direct sources for organic hops, please share!
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:18 AM   #14
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I had a Mikkellar 'Cluster' single-hop IPA recently, and Cluster really blew me away. An excellent hop - spicy, floral, clean. I imagine Ivanhoe would be pretty nice since it's from the same lineage.

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Old 07-19-2011, 02:44 AM   #15
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California Cluster, Ivanhoe's ancestor, is historically what was used in California Common (steam) beers, right? Now, it's predominantly Northern Brewer, but historically it was Cluster, I think.

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We have used Bravo on numerous occasions but in combination with other IIPA hop favs so I can only say that as a blended hop it is great. Never heard of or used Ivanhoe but I am intrigued and must get ahold of some and see what we can come up with.

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Old 07-22-2011, 02:09 AM   #17
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I love to see that the bravo is being enjoyed! This hop is from my farm in Idaho. I currently have 18 acres of organic hops Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Bravo. I need a web page but i have enough trouble keeping inventory.

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I love to see that the bravo is being enjoyed! This hop is from my farm in Idaho. I currently have 18 acres of organic hops Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Bravo. I need a web page but i have enough trouble keeping inventory.
I love Bravo! Just had a SMaSH IPA with Bravo and Maris Otter. Delicious!
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I love to see that the bravo is being enjoyed! This hop is from my farm in Idaho. I currently have 18 acres of organic hops Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Bravo. I need a web page but i have enough trouble keeping inventory.
Wow, small world, Idahohops! Well, I'm glad to have four ounces of your organic Bravo hops! We've just started drinking the IPA I made with them and its lovely, really good. Thank you for growing them, so that I can brew with them!

I've sent you a private message, when you have a moment to respond.

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