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Old 09-06-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
Feb 2010
Yakima, WA, WA
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It's that time of year again,and I thought I'd see if anyone out there has any fresh brews going on out there.

I just racked my single hop Simcoe IPA onto 7-8 oz of fresh hops. The smell is amazing. I can't wait to taste. It's being entered into the Fresh Hop Ale comp. here in Yakima.

If anyone has the time/desire, it's an awesome place to be.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
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Fresh hop fests in Oregon 2010

I poured at the Fest last year in Eugene, even got my permit; but it was so hot that I didn't stick around after my shift.

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:24 AM   #3
Mar 2007
Tri-Cities, WA
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I'll be at the yakima festival again this year. I decided not to enter the competition this year since I was out of town at the end of august and wasn't sure when I would have time to brew.

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Old 09-08-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
Nov 2008
Vernon Hills, IL
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Is the only way to get the fresh hop taste to add them after fermentation, or can you get a similar effect by adding them to the boil?
Fermenting, aging, kegged, bottled, drinking, etc... Who's got time to keep their sig updated?
The answer to all is: something (hopefully good).

Go White Sox!

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Old 09-08-2010, 08:05 PM   #5
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Aug 2009
Memphis, TN
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You Pacific Northwesterners think you're so cool with your "fresh hops this" and your "fresh hops that". You guys can keep your fancy hop festivals. We southerners have travel the earth twice before we get fresh hops.

j/k Im jealous! I have yet to use whole fresh hops in any of my beers, yet. I dont really know what Im waiting for.
-Sometimes I feel like I'm up beer creek without a pint glass-

-May the IBU's be with you-

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