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Old 09-19-2013, 07:39 AM   #11
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I think there's a sticky on drying, but if not, spread the cones on a window screen propped up on whatever you have handy, and aim a fan at it. Dry them to where the cones end up in the vicinity of 20% of their original wet weight. Depending on your setup, when you picked the hops, and the ambient humidity, it could take a couple days or more.

As for wet hopping, folks do it, apparently successfully. You'd have to use the inverse of the dry-hop metric - ie: five times as much wet hops as dry - to get in the ballpark of a recipe's intended hop character...

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #12
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Yeah, I built this driying screen in a few minutes. just some 2 x 2 and some screen material nailed to it. took 3 days to get down to 20% of the original weight.


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Old 10-14-2013, 10:45 PM   #13
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Batch bewed accoring to plan. (Except I used White Labs English Ale Yeast)

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Old 10-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #14
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Racked 10/19

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Dry Hopping with 2 oz of my own Columbs Hops in each fermenter.

The smell coming out of these carboys is magical.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #15
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #16
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Beautiful! On Saturday I brewed a hopbursted session IPA with homegrown Nugget and Cascade about 5 oz total in 5 gallons at 1.045 OG. the smell is amazing!
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Nice....I can't wait for my next years yields.
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Bottled 2 cases of this and kegged up the other 5 gallons. Bleeping Awesome! Seriously, the hop flavor and aroma is excellent, and the bittering from the warrior hops is just right. So stoked to finally be drinking beer made with my hops! BOOM!
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Drank 3 pints of this last night. OMG!!! EVERY HOMEBREWER WHO CAN GROW HOPS, SHOULD!!! This is one of my best beers ever. Couldn't be happier. and at 50 bucks for ten gallons.... EFF YEAH! Brewing this again this weekend. Gonna add even more of the HOMEGROWN!!!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #20
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^True fact

I've just started sampling this year's edition of my all-home-grown IPA (Chinook/Cascade/Centennial) and it is really good. All three hops really shine and there's plenty of punch. It's only been cold conditioning/carbing for a week but it's going to be a good'un in plenty of time for the kids to enjoy at Thanksgiving.

With a freezer crammed with cones I'm going to be doing a lot of this recipe before next fall...

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