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Old 07-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #11
Daniel1980
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I've got a first year cascade that I've picked a small amount that, by all indicators I've learned from reading, was ready to be harvested. Now a few weeks later I have another round that appears to be getting close. These are on average much larger than the first round I picked and already have more hop aroma. Is this normal for every year or could it just be that because this is a first year plant and it is maturing more as the season progresses and therefore producing better quality hops?

 
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:15 PM   #12
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That's prettycool,sounds like it basically matured quick, is your location hot and dry?

 
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #13
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I'm in east Texas. It's hot but its been unseasonably wet. I have irrigation setup to keep it watered though.

 
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:19 PM   #14
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The first pic is the first round of hops before I picked them. The last two are what's on the bines now. They still aren't ready to be harvested.

 
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:20 AM   #15
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My 2nd year cascades are acting just like that, some of the new cones feel really tight. I've already brewed a one gallon SMaSH IPA with my early harvest to test against commercial cascades. Those look great btw.

 
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