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Old 09-21-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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My homegrown are going to come up just a bit short of what I need for my next batch. I am looking to order some so I can get it done soon. What would you all order? They are going to have to be Cascade. I have about a half ounce dried that I grew. The rest are still on the vine finishing and wont be done soon enough. I have never ordered offline before. I know you loose more of the good stuff with pellets so should I look into Leaf or Plugs? As always, thanks for the help.


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I like using plugs or whole leaf.


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Would it be ok to mix the plugs with the whole leaf homegrown ones?
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Would it be ok to mix the plugs with the whole leaf homegrown ones?
Yes - you can mix them. I have brewed beers that used pellets, plugs and whole cones. Use whatever works best in your brew kettlle.
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I find that pellets work great for bittering, and whole hops work better for flavor/aroma. Plugs are essentially whole, just a more precisely weighed, compressed chunk.


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