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Old 04-25-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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When a hop is ready to be harvested, how long can you leave them on the bine before cutting?

I have 3 varietals of hops (cascade centennial, & magnum). My goal of growing these hops was not necessarily to dry and store them, but rather to make a really nice wet hop IPA once a year.

My dilemma is that I imagine these three plants will not be ripe at the same time so how long can ripe hops stay on the bine until they start to go bad?

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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A window of about 7-10 days.

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A window of about 7-10 days.
Cool thank you. Hopefully they all come to fruition around the same time. If not ill just have to go with a fresh hop IPA instead of a wet hop.
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According to Beer Legends, Magnum are a late season crop, where as Centennial and Cascade are more of the standard middle of the season.

By the time your Magnums are ready your Cascade/Cent's may be starting to brown, depending on how hot it is.

http://beerlegends.com/magnum-hops

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