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Old 09-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #91
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Also, what are your sources for the information? are you facts based on personal experience/experimentation or did you get the info elsewhere. It's not that I'm trying to get academic here, but I'm always looking for good sources to read.


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Old 10-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #92
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I did the same exact thing with the window screen on top of buckets...
Put it into the garage which is not insulated so temps got to around 90-100 easily at the end of August- beginning of Sept. about 3 days - 1 layer tossed every 12 hours got them pretty dry - not sure of the percentage as I didn't weigh pre or post drying but the results were acceptable...
Third year yielded pretty nice results ...
Have 2 Zeus, 2 cascade and 2 Northern Brewer...
pic with some pellet hops from local brew supply, dried home hops and wet hops as well ...


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Old 04-09-2014, 10:06 PM   #93
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Thank you TrojanMan. That was the perfect answer I was looking for. I have a friend that gave me about a half gallon of Hallertau and all I did was vacuum seal them and threw it in the freezer. I was wondering if I had to dry them out before use, it sounds like I'll have to. Planted a hallertau plant just the other day and it will be interesting next year if it comes through the winter alright
My hops plants are just coming up this year, so I'm doing some more reading and found this thread. I did essentially what you did (harvested and threw them in a ziploc bag and then in the freezer). I didn't dry them at all though. Certainly didn't get anything like a leafy aroma from the beer. The beer they went into was one of my most successful in terms of positive compliments.

You can see exactly what I've done on my blog if you wish:

http://hopstarter.blogspot.com/2013/...vest-time.html

http://hopstarter.blogspot.com/2013/09/brewing-pt2.html

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Old 04-15-2014, 05:10 PM   #94
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If I were to dry hops in the basement with a fan, will it make my basement smell like hops? I don't mind the odor but others in my home are overly sensitive.


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Old 04-16-2014, 02:42 AM   #95
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Yes. anyplace you dry hops will smell like hops.
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If I were to dry hops in the basement with a fan, will it make my basement smell like hops? I don't mind the odor but others in my home are overly sensitive.


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Are they going to be drinking any of your beer? If so, they should perhaps learn to love the smell I certainly do.
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They like the final product but nothing to do with making it!


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So what happens if you wind up too wet? This is my second harvest and I picked my Centennials last week. I got 13 oz wet and they've been on a window screen over a box fan in the basement for the last week. I wound up with a little under 4 oz dry and that's around 30% of the original mass. I thought that was within reason and have already vac-packed and tossed in the freezer then of course started to research what they should have been.

I guess I'm a little surprised they only got down to 30% with a week over the air. I had them single layer and enough air movement to jostle them around with them blowing everywhere.

Am I screwed? I'm planning to pick my Cascades this weekend.
Your problem with measurement is that you don't know the %water in the freshly picked hop. If they are more dry than 80%water, then they will reduce less when 10%water when properly dry (example; 8-12% is good). The better way to know the moisture content for storage does not require the fresh-picked weight: if you have a sensitive and accurate scale - one that can repeatably weigh to 0.1g precision and is accurate....
1) take a small paper bag and run it 5s in a microwave to dry it. It should feel really dry, possibly hot, not steamy. Run it briefly again if needed. Tare it on the scale after drying. Bag must be dry when tared.....
2) weigh out ~10.0g of your "dry" hops into the tared bag and record this weight. see note about "10.0g" below.....
3) hit it ~2 or 3x for 5 sec in the microwave, removing and "airing-out" after each pulse to feel the temp and observed "dryness" - careful not to set on fire!!!! After the first pulse it may seem moist and steamy. Then it will seem toasty dry and hot. Let it air out briefly and hit it one more time. Now it is totally bone dry - assume 0% moisture.
4)Weigh it again now and record the weight. If it was 10.0g and is 9.0g now, then it WAS 10% moisture level at the start, and safe to pack. Note that it is not necessary to start with exactly 10.0g; hop cones are somewhat quantized; 11.3g will be just fine!

((orig weight - bone-dry-weight)/original weight) x 100 = %moisture

Please be really careful with microwave not to set it on fire - use brief bursts on low power. The hops may not be good after this treatment so consider it destructive. If you have a sensitive scale and can accept a lower accuracy, just use 1.0g sample to start; at 9.0g final it is 10% moisture (not 10.0%....), but since 9%, or 11%, may be fine, that's all you need; just make sure you get then to about 10% and that the ones you tested are truly representative of you bulk batch you are checking.
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Hey all, I've started growing hops this year. I have Columbus and centennial. One rhizome of each. I have one bine come up from the centennial approximately 2 ft right now. And 2 bines off of the Columbus. One is around 4 ft and the other has grown 4 or 5 stems off the bine and probably around 1 ft each stem. My question is do I find the main stem and cut the other ones? I was letting them go to see what would be the stronger one but they all seem to be about the same


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