Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Found Wild Hops
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #11
extra_medium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: beavercreek, ohio
Posts: 219
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

forgot to post a pic of the hops. I am not expecting anyone to be able to identify, but you never know.

Click image for larger version

Name:	2010-09-06 14.53.20.jpg
Views:	188
Size:	161.8 KB
ID:	24503


__________________

Salute!

_____
~XM~

Best Hop Manual Ever
My brew sculpture
extra_medium is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 10:58 PM   #12
cjb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 205
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

There's a fresh hop ale festival here every fall, and a couple years back a brewery (I think it was Barley Brown's) did a beer with a bunch of hops they had found by the side of the road. So not just unknown, but fresh off the vine - I remember the aroma being really grassy and, well, wild. Try them in a fresh hop beer this fall!


cjb is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2011, 04:18 AM   #13
rollinred
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 327
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have a ton of unidentified hops all round my rental. In fact there are 4 different areas with them. The most interesting thing is that no one knew they were there until they cut down the wooded area and put in a parking lot and new building. Then the hops started to grow up the building and fence around the lot.

No idea what they are but they will not be in any of my beers.

The damn aphids are so bad right here that those hops don't get bigger than a thumbnail. Not even sure they are made of plant material after a couple months as it looks like all aphids.
rollinred is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2011, 04:23 AM   #14
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 22,391
Liked 5015 Times on 2989 Posts
Likes Given: 4187

Default

very cool. I'd brew with them right away.
__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 08:17 PM   #15
cuinrearview
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Delton, MI
Posts: 1,174
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Have located four different wild plants within a half-hour from my house and brewed a SMaSH with one of them. It was a let down. Not bad, just not hoppy. Mash eight lbs. of 2-row at 148, throw in four ounces throughout the boil and another in secondary and you'll quickly know whether you want them. As far as transplanting, why? It looks like you can get as many as you want every year. From my experience they won't be anything worth using but you never know.....

Good luck and have fun experimenting.
__________________
Looking forward to brewing some beer
cuinrearview is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #16
cuinrearview
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Delton, MI
Posts: 1,174
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rollinred View Post
I have a ton of unidentified hops all round my rental. In fact there are 4 different areas with them. The most interesting thing is that no one knew they were there until they cut down the wooded area and put in a parking lot and new building. Then the hops started to grow up the building and fence around the lot.

No idea what they are but they will not be in any of my beers.

The damn aphids are so bad right here that those hops don't get bigger than a thumbnail. Not even sure they are made of plant material after a couple months as it looks like all aphids.

I had aphids starting on my Zues in it's first year. Transplanted a couple ladybugs from a nearby tree and, I kid you not, the NEXT DAY they were erased scorched earth style. May wanna give it a try.


__________________
Looking forward to brewing some beer
cuinrearview is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply



Tags
wild hops
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hop tea and wild hops Levers101 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 12-21-2011 02:21 AM
Who has found wild hops? suhornet84 General Beer Discussion 14 10-17-2009 01:54 AM
Found wild hops, already brown... Jumbo82 Hops Growing 3 09-24-2009 04:55 PM
Found some wild hops, now what? mew Hops Growing 9 08-25-2008 02:57 PM
What to do with wild hops? 2ndstorey All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 14 07-26-2007 03:33 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS