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Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-27-2014 at 07:16 PM
"over dried" usually means they are under 5% moisture content and have turned to dust. I've
done that but the dust still smelled pretty good.Did you use heat? Usually if I see hops that
have no smell,...
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-26-2014 at 08:23 PM
This is a great thread so far; I love the skeptical, scientific approach.One question: you
emphasize opening a window to get fresh air in to whatever room we are using to dry our hops.
But, say I'm dr...
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-26-2014 at 08:16 PM
Now with regard to what weight to stop drying. If you were one a small scale commercial grower,
I would insist you do a moisture content analysis...but that takes about 1/3 gallon of hops to
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-26-2014 at 07:50 PM
I can't remember if we covered it in this thread or I read it somewhere else, but the
commercial guys need to have a narrow range of %moisture because of the pelletizing process.
For brewing, 15% mois...
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-25-2014 at 09:39 PM
Holy crap! I posted my picture before I saw yours. I was pretty proud of it too until I saw
your setup. That's nice!Totally. I think day_trippr must be a cabinet maker or something.
Nothing I've build...
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-25-2014 at 09:38 PM
...I have had a few very good commercial wet hop beers but I can say that the last 2 years I
used wet hops from my bines in my beer and each time they came out tasting too grassy so this
year I've dec...
Posted in thread: Wet hops vs. Dried .... Flavor implications on 08-20-2014 at 02:06 AM
That's a good description of wet hopped beers.I'm more interested in the homebrewer scale of
things. Does the drying process on the home level, screens/fans, have an equal effect on the
hops flavor pr...
Posted in thread: Low Stress Training for Hops on 08-18-2014 at 02:22 AM
One solid theory I did take away is that the plant does not have to be a certain height to
produce. If size matters, it's length in any direction, not necessarily vertical up.Let me
throw our observat...
Posted in thread: Low Stress Training for Hops on 08-18-2014 at 01:27 AM
Quite a few good cones have gone missing in the last week. They weren't on the ground.
Something took them. Rodents? Birds? I did find two fuzzy white caterpillars on the bine
today..There's only one ...
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-13-2014 at 11:50 AM
Exactly. Its VOLUME not VELOCITY that matters. You want the most air possible to touch the
cones so they can dry as quickly as possible, More air means a higher velocity but you don't
want to artifici...