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Posted in thread: using frozen wet hops on 11-03-2014 at 02:02 AM
Sorry if this is too late, but you are pretty much right.Wet hops weigh about 5xs more than
commercially dried hops. But I would still add more since many homegrowers pick them early, or
may sure ther...
Posted in thread: Hop Growing in Humid, Hot Places on 10-25-2014 at 10:43 PM
You are behind the 8 ball, Robbie.My experience is that hops go pretty dormant when
temperatures exceed 95F. Likewise, I'm assuming you are closer to the equator? You'll have
problems with getting sid...
Posted in thread: hops in pots vs canadian winter on 10-17-2014 at 08:02 PM
Cellar would be awesome.I'm in WI and I would just leave then sit outside, usually tucked up
against the house with some straw around them, Did great.Then the last two winter I said, "who
cares" and l...
Posted in thread: Alley Hops on 09-22-2014 at 05:25 AM
Ha, pick a few...wash them if you are concerned...and brew up a tea with them. If they taste
like something worth using, why not? If they taste like alley piss, leave them be.
Posted in thread: interesting journal article on organic hop cultivation on 09-21-2014 at 10:42 PM
I didn't read the whole thing but the astract was pretty spot on, especially, "...however, due
to high N requirements and severe disease, weed, and arthropod pressures, hops are an extremely
Posted in thread: Homegrown hops not potent? on 09-12-2014 at 02:46 PM
Agreed with Bob and ong...but I'll be more blunt. You harvested to early. When you harvest
cascades, the area around the plant should smell citrusy. After you have dried them, they
should smell. If yo...
Posted in thread: Dry Canning Hops? on 09-11-2014 at 04:25 AM
I have a nice harvest of Cascade and Millennium hops this year, i found that when i froze them
last year they lost alot of their aroma and flavor and had to keep "dry" hopping to attain the
flavor i w...
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 09-03-2014 at 03:03 PM
You may be too early. Thanks to the "Polar Vortex", everything got a late start this spring.
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 09-02-2014 at 03:54 PM
Is there anything that can be done in the growing process to improve the aroma/flavor of hops?
Everything I've read talks about how to increase yield but I have yet to find anything about
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-27-2014 at 08:16 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,...