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Old 04-21-2010, 02:28 PM   #11
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Well, if it is Chinook you ought to be able to tell as the bracts stick out from the structure a bit. Here is a picture of Fuggle - Chinook - Centennial from left-to-right:
If they were Chinook, is it possible to have a weak version? I dont think they are as potent in regards to AA.


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If they were Chinook, is it possible to have a weak version? I dont think they are as potent in regards to AA.
How much weaker? 10% instead of 11-13%? Certainly not in the 5% range.

A hop tea against some commercially purchased known AA loose leaf hops might be the way to go.

Or send me some! :-P


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How much weaker? 10% instead of 11-13%? Certainly not in the 5% range.

A hop tea against some commercially purchased known AA loose leaf hops might be the way to go.

Or send me some! :-P
Well, I am no expert and have only been brewing less than a year but when I use them in a recipe, I figure them at 6% and it seems to me that this may be a little high.

I think I'll try the hop tea. I suppose you would want to use a known hop with similar flavor. I only have citra in leaf now. Do you think that may work for a comparison?

You know, I actually could send you some. You seem to know your hops and I would appreciate the feedback. I don't have much left but I have a 1/2 oz package I could spare.
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Even if you wait till this fall to send me some, doesn't hurt anything.

They could very well be some older no-longer-common variety. Hell, dig me a rhizome and send it on down, LOL! I have 10 varieties in my hopyard to compare against including Willamette and mt hood (which would be my newest guesses of commercial varieties). Problem is that most hops described as any combination of citrus/pine are high AA.
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