Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway - Last Weekend to Enter!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > First year hop potency?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-25-2013, 02:52 AM   #1
Pelican521
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: , Connecticut
Posts: 458
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts

Default First year hop potency?

I started a small 3 hop garden this spring which seems to be doing pretty well. I have a cascade, centennial, and a nugget. They all have flowery burrs on them which I'm hoping will turn into hops at some point.

My question is, if I do get a harvest this year, will the potency of the hops be the same of a plant that's a few years older? Not sure if age of a hop plant plays a factor in the potency of it's hops?

__________________
Pelican521 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-25-2013, 04:19 AM   #2
GVH_Dan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GVH_Dan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: McFarland (Madison), WI
Posts: 920
Liked 160 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

Probably not. Usually the alpha acid level increases until the 3rd or 4th year when it levels out. Plus, first user growers usually pick too early.

Plan on using them for flavor. Even that changes a bit over the years but if you make a little tea, you can get an idea of the flavor.

__________________
GVH_Dan 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
Potency of Cacao Nibs suzanneb Recipes/Ingredients 1 05-16-2012 01:45 AM
Last year's dud, this year's stud? remthewanderer Hops Growing 1 04-17-2012 05:30 AM
best year for wine in the last century was 1997 as x year was best year for hop growi boss429 Hops Growing 4 04-27-2011 09:31 AM
Vanilla bean potency and pairing Brandon O Mead Forum 15 06-01-2009 02:15 AM
1 Year Anniversary of opening my first Homebrew...how was your year 2? Stevorino General Beer Discussion 11 12-30-2008 04:30 AM