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Old 06-23-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default Harvest already?

Some off my hop varieties seem ready to pick. They are papery and crunchy. Crazy?

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Old 06-23-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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Here are a couple

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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Yea they look about ready, i'd pull a few off and peek inside and see if the lupulin is formed in the cones yet

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Old 06-23-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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I dunno, without knowing the strain those look like they're still quite small and immature...

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Old 06-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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I have several types, 8 to be exact. Those are nugget. Cracked one open and lots of yellow lupin - smells great. They are papery a crunchy when I squeeze them. I'll let them go a bit, but if any start to brown on the tips I'll havest.

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Old 06-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
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If you gently brush the cones with your index and thumb against the grain, lots of the small cone leaves should fall off.. That's one way to tell.

Also, take a few cones between your hands and crush them / rub them hard.. then smell them. Do this everyday couple of days and you will see the aroma getting more and more pungent..

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