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Old 08-30-2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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I am too cheap to buy a decent scale and this is my first year growing hops. I am about to harvest a couple hundred cones.

Is there a decent rule of thumb about how many dried hops make up an ounce? I know there are a lot of variables, but a rough estimate will help out a lot.

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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That's not going to work. You need to weigh them.

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:51 PM   #3
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I bought a nice digital scale at Walmart for 19 bucks. It works great.

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:55 PM   #4
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Send me your dried cones and I'll weigh them for you. In turn I'll vacuum seal/pack them and return them to you for a nominal fee of 25% of your total gross weight!

Sorry, couldn't resist. As previouslly posted you can pick up a good scale for not a lot of money.

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There are exactly 102.7 cones on average per oz. of my hops

That's just the cascade, and we had a great growing season here. Last year it was 14 cones lower. Hallertau is 197 cones per oz.

You get the point. There is no "cones per oz." count. You have to dry and wiegh them to know for sure. There are so many variables between cone size, variety, moisture left with how you dry them, etc.....

I use a $5 triple beam balance (please no comments, I bought it last year when I started getting serious about my hops) that I got at a garage sale for my weights. So easy and it doesn't lie!

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Old 08-31-2009, 03:12 AM   #6
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Damn. I was hoping for an easy (read cheap) way out.
Thanks for replies.

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