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Old 10-11-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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I'd guess ingredients is the best place for this - move it as you feel necessary.

I had a guy give me some fresh hops. He has two varieties, Cascade and Williamette. Only problem is his vine markers were destroyed and he didn't know which vine is which. I have already dried them. I have just under 6 oz of one that I suspect is the Cascade - more aromatic, has that grapefruity characteristic, and the cones were noticably smaller than the other variety - though the difference was small. You can smell this one when you stick your head in the bag without crushing a cone - not a strong smell until you crush a cone. The other I have just under 4 oz of, cones were slightly bigger, and you don't smell much until you crush a cone and its somewhat milder in odor than the other.

I'm going to stick with that first I describe is Cascade and the second the Williamette but am open for opinions. I'll likely use these for dry hopping an IPA or make my first APA.

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Sounds about right. Cascade will have a far more obvious aroma than Willamette, and have a distinct citrus nose. Willamette is a Fuggle cultivar, so the aromas of those cones won't be as obvious.


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