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Old 08-29-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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Just want to make sure I didnt dry my hops out to much.

I harvested a gallon bowl full yesterday. I put them in the dehydrator last night...8 hours later that gallon bowl full only weighs 3.5oz.

Did I dry them to much? They still smell great and have a great taste...

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Old 08-29-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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Hops are about 80% water when wet, so they will lose a LOT of weight when you dry them.

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Old 08-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
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I don't know that you can dry them too much. I think all you'll do is waste some time drying too long. It would be better to have them very dry than to have extra moisture which can lead to spoilage.

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What I heard that makes sense is take one and bend it in the middle. If it snaps the stem in the middle they are dry. It took like 5 days for me. Gonna bag em tonight.

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Old 08-29-2011, 05:37 PM   #5
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knowing what they weighed befor hitting the dryer is helpful as well

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