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Old 04-14-2011, 04:42 PM   #1
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Can you tell from foliage Hallertau from Fuggles,yes I planted my hops with a buzz.

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Old 04-14-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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Yeah there are slight differences. Check for some good HD pictures of the foliage.

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Old 04-14-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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Some say the leaves are different, some say no. Some say the cones look different, some say no. Personally, I gave up trying to identify the mystery rhizome someone gave me 2 years ago. Once you get familiar with the taste of your hop, it really doesn't matter what actual variety is anyway.

If you are unsure, I recommend making a SMaSH with a either 2-row or pilsner and a ton of your hops added fresh, and at the end of the boil. That will give you a good idea of what kind of hops they are and how well they grew under your conditions.
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lol....ive actually done this....option#1 wait for cones and smell em / take a SWAG (scientific wild ass guess) option#2 possibly contact the sorce of ur rhizomes and ask

i was able to tell the fuggles from the cenntenial with the suppliers time sharpie marker is ur friend

3 leaf shape vs 5 leaf shape ect
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:31 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by foyboy View Post
Can you tell from foliage Hallertau from Fuggles,yes I planted my hops with a buzz.
Better yet, just let them grow and when you harvest it will be pretty easy to smell the difference in the cones.

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