i finished my second year growing centennial hops and just brewed a 3 gallon test batch to test this years crop. here is the recipe i used:
5.00 lbs Golden Promise
1.00 oz Centennial 12
2.00 oz Centennial 10
1.00 oz Centennial 5
1.00 oz Centennial 2
1.00 oz Centennial 1
i was expecting a super hoppy pale ale and ended up with more like a light pilsner. the bitterness is there, but almost no hop flavor and aroma.
looking forward to year 3, are there any tips from successful growers for growing a more flavorful and aromatic hop? is it all about the soil and fertilizers used?