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Old 01-12-2006, 04:55 AM   #1
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Anyone know a source for sterling hops? I have looked at a few places and nobody can get them in. Is this a seasonal issue?

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Old 01-12-2006, 04:35 PM   #2
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Try freshops.com, Dave's fairly good about keeping his lists current. The harvest of sterling was much larger this year, since new fields in WA were added.
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Old 01-14-2006, 04:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I'll be ordering soon.

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Old 01-15-2006, 05:12 PM   #4
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If you really like sterling get a rhizome and grow your own. Sterling is one of the three that I have in my backyard.
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:49 PM   #5
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What's the word on Sterling hops? I'm making an online order right now. I was going to get a pound of hallertauer mitt, but I'm considering switching our for these instead. Will be using for kolsch, wheats and US pales. Thanks.

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Sterling Hops is a dual use variety, and the range of the alpha acid content is 4.5%-9.0% with it likely ending up on the higher side of that scale. Sterling has a low to moderate co-humulone content as well and is sometimes dubbed as a noble variety. Sterling is compared to Saaz in many ways and brings a choice delicate bitterness. The oils lay in a unique pattern with very high content for farnesene, elevated myrcene and humulene and lower than most varieties for caryophyllene oil. The result is a slightly spicy fragrance with a herbal floral punch with notes of citrus. Sounds delicious.

 
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:05 PM   #6

Ive gone through a few pounds of them. I like them in classic saisons and other belgian ales. Comparison to saaz is pretty spot on, but they have more flavor/aroma and a lot more bittering potential
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:23 PM   #7
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Ive gone through a few pounds of them. I like them in classic saisons and other belgian ales. Comparison to saaz is pretty spot on, but they have more flavor/aroma and a lot more bittering potential
Sounds good to me. Thanks.

 
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:46 PM   #8
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I'm experimenting today with Sterling and Belle Saison yeast, both of which I'm using for the first time. I hear Belle can produce a thin mouthfeel (unlike 3711), so I'm including some rye in the mix. I'm hoping the spiciness will also complement Sterling. Something like this:

RYE SAISON (1.045)
83% 2 Row
10% Rye
7% Dark German Munich 15L
0.2 oz Warrior @ 60
1 oz Sterling @ 10 & 0
Belle Saison

 
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:14 AM   #9
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I second getting a couple rhizomes. I got about 8 oz dry weight from my two plants this year, and when I cut them back today I saw more on the bine. I have a third plant from a clipping that'll probably give me even more next year.
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:36 PM   #10
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Keep an eye on Hops Direct, they are harvesting right now. They don't have Sterling available yet, but every Friday they are adding new varieties.

 
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