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Old 09-10-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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So, I was at a birthday party for one of my son's friends. I notice that there are hops vines in the back yard. This suprises me as although I knew about the hops (the house owner moved in with the vines already there and doesn't use them), I was under the assumption that they were promised to someone else. Anyway, it turned out that they never showed up, and so I now have a couple garbage bags of them.

I'm attaching a couple pictures of them. Is there anyone out there that can identify the variety? Thanks.


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Old 09-11-2011, 12:44 AM   #2
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I would guess Cascade.

Big cones. Look jsu tlike the ones in my back yard.

Saaz, nugget and pearle are alot smaller. Cascade is also the most popular and even non-home brewing garden centers carry them by me.


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Old 09-11-2011, 02:40 AM   #3
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I would guess Cascade.

Big cones. Look jsu tlike the ones in my back yard.

Saaz, nugget and pearle are alot smaller. Cascade is also the most popular and even non-home brewing garden centers carry them by me.
Thanks, that was my guess also.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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You could buy some cascade and try to compare aroma or make a hopped cascade only beer. There are cascade hop heads. Put it in a beer and they will either confirm or deny your suspicions.

Last year I made a "cascade" beer and drank it realized I put the wrong labels on my hops. It was sterling, not cascade. Radically different. Sort of gross. Lol.
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You could buy some cascade and try to compare aroma or make a hopped cascade only beer. There are cascade hop heads. Put it in a beer and they will either confirm or deny your suspicions.

Last year I made a "cascade" beer and drank it realized I put the wrong labels on my hops. It was sterling, not cascade. Radically different. Sort of gross. Lol.
LOL. I just processed (cut, picked, dried, vacuum sealed) over a pound of cascade, some nugget, Williamette and Centenial that I got locally (for free). So, you would think I would know by now...but I am a dumb S__T when it comes to this. I'm pretty sure they are cascade, but wanted others to confirm/deny.
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I'm pretty sure they are cascade, but wanted others to confirm/deny.
You really cannot tell definitively from the cone/leaf taxonomy. Your guess may be correct, but the cone/leaf structure is not enough to say one way or the other definitely.


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