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Old 01-13-2013, 03:12 AM   #1
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What does wet hopped mean? I had a beer from North Peak Brewery in northern michigan. It's called Hoodoo. Fantastic double IPA. But I have no idea what wet hopping is.

Also, I'd love to try to brew some, but I have no idea how to go about attempting...

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:15 AM   #2
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"Wet hopping" is done in the fall, after the hops harvest. Instead of drying the hops, and then using them, the hops are used off the vine. It makes for a different beer.

I grow 8 different varieties of hops, and wethopping is fun to do.

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Generally speaking, youre going to have a hard time sourcing fresh hops. Best bet is to start growing some now. Hopefully youll have enough for a batch come fall of 2014

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Wow. I never would have guessed. I was trying to figure out what the opposite of dry hopping was and I was getting nowhere...

Thanks, all. I think I will just keep tasting beers until i find another i really like that someone already figured out a clone recipe for.

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