Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Oranmental hops?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-28-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
Fantastical
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
Posts: 275
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Oranmental hops?

A buddy of mine is a horticulturalist and he is looking for something new to grow this year. He found some hops at the local garden nursery and he would like to grow those. However, they are humulus lupulus aureus, or ornamental hops. They don't have a name like centennial or fuggles or anything.

Would these hops be viable for brewing?

__________________
Fantastical is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2011, 08:20 PM   #2
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 42,530
Liked 2762 Times on 2713 Posts
Likes Given: 118

Default

Here ya go
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo
IrregularPulse is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
Fantastical
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
Posts: 275
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I already did. Couldn't find a straight answer. Most people said that they are used in brewing but they don't make any reference or comparison to named hops.

__________________
Fantastical is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #4
TinyBubblesDub
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IrregularPulse View Post
I actually think this is a bad lmgtfy.

The top link goes to HBT with a similar topic where the OP states "Cant find much info with my Google-fu." and no one gives him a straight answer.
__________________
TinyBubblesDub is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
RIT_Warrior
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 257
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Got a 2-liter glass bottle or something along those lines? Why don't you brew up a test batch and find out how they turn out. It would be an interesting experiment.

__________________
RIT_Warrior is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2011, 11:02 PM   #6
Rudeboy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 254
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I've been told 99% of ornimental unidentified "hops" you find in North America are Cluster.

Can you brew with them? Yes. Should you brew with them? Well.

Look up what Ray Daniels has to say about them in Designing Great Beer.

Could make an authentic CAP with them. Still Old-timey doesn't necessarily mean good times.

Rudeboy

__________________

Primary: English Summer Ale;
Bottled Aging: English Barleywine' 14;
Kegged Aging: Oktoberfest;
Kegged Ready: Vienna Calling; Heffeweizen; Kolsch
Bottled Ready: English Barleywine '12; Russian Imperial Stout; Wee Heavy; London Porter; Belgium Golden Strong; Westy 12; Arrogant Bastard; Magpie Rye Ale; Leffe

Rudeboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2011, 07:30 AM   #7
Fantastical
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
Posts: 275
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I would make a test batch but the hop plants haven't even been bought yet.

__________________
Fantastical is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2011, 09:59 AM   #8
Nightbiker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nightbiker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dover, FL
Posts: 561
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Yeah, I would make a test batch. Problem is, how in the world are you going to dial-in the right degree of bitterness, flavor and aroma ? I mean, depending on HOW you intend to use them. It would probably mean a LOT of experimentation (then again, thats not a bad thing).
Hmm. If you like dry-hopped beers, you COULD go ahead and dry a batch and put them in a strainer (I made a hop-infusion strainer out of an old bean can (well washed and sanitized) and put a screen on the bottom, filled 'er up with hops and ran beer through is. It worked quite well -and you could get immediate feedback that way. I mean, if the initial attempt gave a really bad taste, you would have an answer right there.

__________________

GOT BEER?
FERMENTING:
LAGERING/CONDITIONING:Simply Sweet Mead
Kegged: Big Bad Brown Ale (Brown Ale and Porter blend).
Bottled:

Plans: Oak-Smoked Porter, Honey Brown Ale.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
we do it for the love of beer! Not for the love of money! We can all make great BEER! Not so much when it comes to money!
Nightbiker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2011, 04:12 PM   #9
nakeddog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NYer in Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 100
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Don't bother, go to the classifieds on here and there are plenty of offers of hop plants being sold. Choose a hop variety that works for you and that you know and trust.

__________________

On Deck: Good question
Primary: CDA
Secondary: Empty
Kegged: Finnish Blond
Bottled: The Bitter Belgian, Drunken Porter, Steamin' Ale, Caramel Hefe, Finnish Blond, CDA, End of Days

nakeddog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2011, 12:50 AM   #10
Nightbiker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nightbiker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dover, FL
Posts: 561
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

well I like the idea of experimenting -who knows? It may turn out to be a bonus! At least with dry-hopping or infusion hopping at the point of drinking you will know immediately if it was a good idea or something that should never be repeated, and never spoken of again -and best forgotten! (grin).

__________________

GOT BEER?
FERMENTING:
LAGERING/CONDITIONING:Simply Sweet Mead
Kegged: Big Bad Brown Ale (Brown Ale and Porter blend).
Bottled:

Plans: Oak-Smoked Porter, Honey Brown Ale.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
we do it for the love of beer! Not for the love of money! We can all make great BEER! Not so much when it comes to money!
Nightbiker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
W.G.V. hops. Help. Crucial-BBQ General Beer Discussion 7 08-22-2014 07:39 PM
To bag hops or not? Steven9026 General Beer Discussion 5 01-18-2011 02:43 PM
Storing Hops from hops direct Steven4est General Beer Discussion 13 10-17-2010 12:24 PM
Fresh hops to pellet hops? mike1978 General Beer Discussion 4 01-11-2010 01:31 AM
Where are all the Hops??????? Mutine Bullfrog General Beer Discussion 11 10-23-2007 08:05 PM