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anderj 07-10-2008 02:37 PM

hop weight
 
I am growing 10 first year vines, like everyone some are doing better than others. One of my cascades has maybe 150-200 buds on it. I was curious is anyone had some sort of approximation of how many single hop cones made up an ounce? Alternately, how much does an average single cone weigh? I haven't used whole hops in a while so I don't have any lying around right now.
Just curious
-ander

HomerT 07-10-2008 03:36 PM

I am interested as well. I am also curious as to how to adjust a recipe for whole hops versus pellets.

-Todd

Bobby_M 07-10-2008 04:34 PM

200 cones dried will be about 1/2 an ounce. Better get propagating come spring ;-) J/K. I'm curious too and have an accurate enough scale to find out for ya. I'll sacrifice one of my monster-yet-not-quite ready to pick cones tonight and dry it out.

anderj 07-10-2008 06:48 PM

wow, 200 cones is .5 oz? In the past when I have used whole leaf hops it didn't seen like 400 hop cones made up 1 oz but I could be wrong. Man, I thought I was better off than that.
-ander

SporkD2 07-10-2008 06:55 PM

Ya, I would say 20-30 cones are 1/2oz. No way that many cones fit into my little tupperware container I measure in

Shovhed1 07-10-2008 08:16 PM

I recently picked 1/2 of a brown paper shopping bag of hallerteau hops. Dried them for 5 days, then packed them into a ziplock bag (very sticky and aromatic). The bag weighed 2 ounces. Not that much for all those hops.

Bobby_M 07-11-2008 04:32 AM

Sorry, the J/K means just kidding. Though I was joking, it really does seem to take a ton more volume to make up an ounce. If I'm remembering correctly, one ounce of dried whole hops is about how much you could hold in one hand, palm up.

FlyingHorse 07-11-2008 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby_M (Post 748993)
Sorry, the J/K means just kidding. Though I was joking, it really does seem to take a ton more volume to make up an ounce. If I'm remembering correctly, one ounce of dried whole hops is about how much you could hold in one hand, palm up.

I think it's even more than that (unless you have really big hands). IIRC, an ounce of loosely packed dried whole cones was about 3 cups, maybe pushing 4.

Bobby_M 07-11-2008 10:09 PM

You could be right. I'm talking the stuff you get commercially where it seems the cones are partially ripped apart and somewhat compacted from the vacu-seal.

FlyingHorse 07-12-2008 01:25 AM

I'm hoping to get a brew in this weekend...if I do, I'll get a density meausrement and report back.


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