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Old 08-28-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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I planted two types of hops and forgot which plant was which. One was Fuggles and the other were Cascade. Is there a way to tell which is which?
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:33 AM   #2
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Taste? fruity vs woody
Not sure on visibly telling the difference.

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Old 08-28-2010, 12:34 AM   #3
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Smell them and taste them.

Cascade - Unmistakable grapefruit citrus aroma and flavor. Signature hop of many American microbrews.

Fuggles - Classic English aroma hop. Mild, soft herbal aroma. Use in all English beers: pale ale, brown ale, porter, stout.

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:24 AM   #4
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cascade on the left, fuggles on the right.

or just listen to the guys above me

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:48 AM   #5
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cascade on the left, fuggles on the right.

or just listen to the guys above me
Agreed. My buddy has Cascade growing on his garage; they look just like the ones on the left.

Taste 'em though.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:58 PM   #6
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Take a few cones from each and steep in a cup of boiling water for five minutes.
Cool and taste.
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mix them together and claim you've developed a new hop with traits of each

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Not hard, Cascade is 75% Fuggle.

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http://www.skotrat.com/skotrat/hops.cfm
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:51 PM   #10
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Thanks for everyones help, I think I got it.

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