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Old 09-20-2013, 11:47 PM   #11
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Well i went and harvested d old buggers. I have to say none of them really smelled all that hoppy, at least not by comparison to what i get from my LHBS. In fact i just dried out the ones off my fuggles plant if i'm honest they just smell a bit odd.

Do people tend to find that they grow to the same quality that they buy?
Why is nothing easy

 
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #12
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Do people generally tend to find what comes off their vines as good as what comes from the LHBS.

 
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #13
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I think my Centennial is pretty close to "store bought" wrt bitterness, flavor and aroma, my Chinook is good but only around 70% of typical bittering potential for the strain I guess, and my Cascade is prototypically bitter but not as heady as retailed leaf.

I adjust schedules to compensate and they're all good...

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Old 09-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #14
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my Cascade is prototypically bitter but not as heady as retailed leaf.

I adjust schedules to compensate and they're all good...

Cheers!
Yep, my cascades smell just well, not cascade like. In fact they just smell like the rest my hops which is not overly impressive. In fact I'm borderline classifying the fuggles as cheesy as scotty g described earlier.

Am on my own in terms of feeling a bit let down when it comes to homegrown hops

 
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #15
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I noticed a lot more lemon in the bouquet of all three of the hops I harvested this year (nugget, cascade, centennial) than I would expect in store-bought. May have harvested a bit young.
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