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Old 09-07-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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Hi , I am new to all this but I have discovered a hops plant in my back garden, there isn't loads but a small bush, I would like to use them somehow , I am thinking of getting a small starter kit and chucking them in near the end for extra flavour, I also have a load of oranges that I need to use could I incorparatethem? I am a big fan of belgium wittbeer and I know this has orange peel and coriander in it, would I be able to use these two things to get something nice? As I said I am new to this so I think a starter brew kit is best for me but I know this comes with the hops and yeast ready mixed as a kit. Any ideas will be gratly appreciated.
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:01 PM   #2
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What kind of hops is it?

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Old 09-07-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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not sure , how can uou tell? I could upload a picture

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Old 09-07-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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Maybe with pictures showing leaves, side growth and a close-up of a cone. Most hop plants aren't all that distinctive.

Using the hops for aroma is your best bet.

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Old 09-07-2006, 01:30 PM   #5
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So, would it be ok for me to get a kit and put them in near the end, what about the oranges when would I put those in, also should I order a bitter kit or a lager kit if I want to try and make something like a wittbeer?

Thanks again for your input

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Old 09-10-2006, 02:13 PM   #6
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Being new to the craft, you should start by reading http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html

This site will give you some recipies http://www.brewery.org/cm3/recs/09_toc.html
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