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gkeusch 07-10-2013 03:21 PM

bulk density of fresh hops
 
Can someone tell me what the rough bulk density of fresh-picked hops is? I'm looking forward to my first harvest and noodling around with drying set-ups.
Thanks!

nagmay 07-10-2013 04:24 PM

I recently stumbled upon some good resources from the University of Vermont on this subject.

Hops should be picked when they have 20-25% dry matter (75-80% moisture) and then dried to 88-92% dry matter (8-12% moisture) for long term storage.

Details: http://blog.uvm.edu/hoppenin/2012/08...est-readiness/
Calculator: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/agricul...=hopscalc.html
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfUYX...ature=youtu.be

day_trippr 07-10-2013 06:02 PM

To address the actual question, a gallon of fresh picked cones from my Chinook, Centennial and Cascades plants has been averaging 14 ounces weight...

Cheers!

nagmay 07-10-2013 06:59 PM

So... entering 14oz into the calculator, yields about 3.425oz target dry weight for day_tripprs gallon of hops.

If it's lower, either the hops were over dried - or - picked too soon.

gkeusch 07-11-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by day_trippr (Post 5338078)
To address the actual question, a gallon of fresh picked cones from my Chinook, Centennial and Cascades plants has been averaging 14 ounces weight...

Cheers!

That's just what I needed, thanks!


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