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Old 07-07-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default Cones per oz.

By searching around on this site, I found....

~250 wet cones per pound (of course this is based on many variables)
16 oz per pound
~6:1 dry to wet ratio

Yields 94 cones per oz once dried.

This sounds high to me, but I have only ever used pellet hops.

Just wanted to see how many hops I need to see as buds to try to get 1 oz in my 1st year.

Can anyone confirm or give a better number?

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
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Doesn't sound all that off to me. IIRC, an ounce of dried hops are about a quart before being vacuum sealed.


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Old 07-08-2010, 01:30 AM   #3
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Wow, that's an interesting rule of thumb.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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96 might be a little high? I've heard 1:4 or 1:5 wet:dry ratio myself. Makes sense, as when you dry, one targets for ~80% weight reduction. This give 64-80 cones per ounce.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:57 PM   #5
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94 cones per 1 oz of dry hops???....how many cones does 1 plant typically produce...
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Weight of 100 cones (fresh) 45 to 75 g [1.6 to 2.6 oz]
Weight of 100 cones (dried) 10 to 17 g [0.35 to 0.6 oz]
Source: Hops Production, Rybacek 1991
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Cone size makes a HUGE difference and varies GREATLY by variety. The info. Dan posted is consistent with what I see, with Zues being the exception. I harvested around 50 cones from that (first year, 6 ft. tall) plant last year and had 1 1/2 oz. dried. A few of the cones were a full three inches long and at least an inch in diameter. Cascade seem to be on the high end size-wise and my Sterling, Centennial, Mt. Hood, and Golding fall somewhere on the lower end of the range. I think I'd need about 800 Hallertau cones to make an ounce.
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800 Hallertau to make an ounce! Oy! This hop just got added to my short list of "hops I might trash".
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if you weight out ounces of dry whole hops from pounds off hopsdirect there has got to be at least 75 dry hops in one ounce.
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Any new thoughts on this?

Sure. Lots of variables, but there is a number. Once we throw out ask, chacha and yahoo, we find that the ag business does have how many per pound data on various crops.

I'll be looking.


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