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Old 08-19-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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http://www.skotrat.com/skotrat/hops.cfm

Looks like Chinook or golding to me.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:40 PM   #12
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Sell them to Fifty Fifty.

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Old 08-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #13
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Make a 'hop tea'; take a sample at 5,15,20,60 minute boil and taste to get a real since of what it is.
Good luck, great find!

fyi
Willamette hops are often used as decor.

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Old 08-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #14
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Winner,winner. I would do a wet hop batch,and dry some finding out how to properly do so.If you like them,I would dig up rizomes.Do they have aroma,or is it something you have to dry to get that? Usually with wild hops it seems you should assume its low AAU's. But you could find out if you had them tested if you think its worth it.Personally I would just brew a small batch to find out how potent and bitter they are.
http://www.northesthops.com/Harvest_..._hops_s/14.htm Great set of clues

I check my hops .... Nope not ready yet

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #15
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Decided to pull the trigger on these as they look pretty close to pick.
I called the owner of the property and she said I could have as many as I want.
WOO HOO!

Anyways I'm going to keep it simple and use an extract recipe to test my results. What do you think of this:

6.3 Pounds of Gold Malt Sryup
Briess Caramel 40L - 1 lb. crushed

then something like this for my hop Schedule but using my mystery hops:
1 oz fresh Nugget - 60 minutes boil
1/2 oz fresh Nugget - 45 minutes boil
1 oz fresh Cascade - 30 minutes boil
1/2 oz fresh Cascade - 15 minutes boil
1 oz fresh Cascade - 10 minutes boil
1/2 oz fresh Nugget - 5 minutes boil
3 oz fresh Cascade - 0 minutes boil - flameout
3 oz fresh Nugget - 0 minutes boil - flameout
1 oz fresh Cascade - 5 minutes boil
3 1/2 oz fresh Cascade - Wet Hop in Secondary Fermenter
2 1/2 oz fresh Nugget - Wet Hop in Secondary Fermenter

Then ferment with White Labs WLP090 San Diego Super Strain

I'm very new to crafting my own recipes as this is actually my first one so I'd prefer to stick with extract as it's easy for me.

Any advice is very helpful! Thank you!

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #16
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IIRC, 45 and 30 minute additions won't do much for you. I'd up the late additions.

Just for reference, you can see Stone uses no additions anywhere between FWH and 15 minutes for any of their IPA's.

http://www.stonebrew.com/news/081201/

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #17
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what about the 60 then? Should I just add everything after the 30 min mark?

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what about the 60 then? Should I just add everything after the 30 min mark?
The 60 minute addition is your FWH/Bittering hop. That will give you the majority of your IBU. That, you want. That is, if you want any bitterness to your beer. Some beers don't call for much in the way of bitterness, so that addition is often skipped in certain styles.

That being said... I'd go with a 60 minute hop and everything else at 15 or fewer minutes. I just did a wet hopped IPA on Tuesday and I did 1oz of pellets at 60 (because my wet hops were cascades... not exactly a bittering hop) and 4oz/4oz/3oz/2oz at 15/7/5/1 minute intervals. Maybe try that if you can yield a pound or so (not that hard with wet hops... it's about 2 gallon bags full).

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #19
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Great thank you so much for the advice!!!
What was your grain bill?
What did you use for hop pellets?

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:43 PM   #20
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Jealous here. Damned, profoundly jealous. I need to get some going down here.

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