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Old 08-25-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Centennial hops smell like burnt rubber?

Ok, so I am growing a centennial hop rhizome and it is producing a nice amount of hop cones. I picked a few of the yellow/browning ones off of my plant today because they are obviously done growing and it's time to dry them out and instead of pine and citrus, I am getting a STRONG whiff of burnt rubber smell from them. Anyone else get this ever?


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Old 08-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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Nope!


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You must have gotten some of the BP/Gulf of Mexico Centennial hop strain!
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My first year centennial smelled a little rubbery last year but that was after they had been in a plastic bag for a while. I just went outside to smell them... I'm not getting a rubber smell. Do the green ones smell good?
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My first year centennial smelled a little rubbery last year but that was after they had been in a plastic bag for a while. I just went outside to smell them... I'm not getting a rubber smell. Do the green ones smell good?
I'll go out there tomorrow morning and pull one of the green ones...lets hope that is the issue
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Yep, the green ones smell MUCH nicer. I noticed also that (other than the spider mite infestation) a brownish powder has been covering some of the leaves that were the most damaged by mites, and that it was also covering a dead fly or two that actually seemed stuck to the leaves. Is this "powdery mildew" and could that be the burnt rubber smell possibly?
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I have never gotten a rubber smell from any of mine. not sure why u would have that smell.


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