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Old 07-12-2008, 04:02 AM   #11
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I pulled a hefty sized cone off the chinook tonight and it weighed in at .01 oz wet, as in undried. So, it would take about 100 wet cones to make an ounce. I'm figuring that when it dries, it should take at least 200 per ounce. I though I was kidding originally.


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Old 07-12-2008, 02:09 PM   #12
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Cone size varies (Magnums are about 10 times as large as Cascades), but I suspect you'll have an ounce or three dried.

Dried cones are about 1/6th wet. The ratio is lower for high AA hops and higher for something like Saazer. The resins have very little water in them.


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Old 07-13-2008, 12:51 AM   #13
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I picked a Chinook cone yesterday and another one today. They're about the size of the tip of my thumb.



This is the freshly picked one, weighing in at half a gram.


Here's a similar sized one that I picked yesterday and let sit in my hot garage overnight. It doesn't even register.


The cones feel pretty papery and I'm wondering if anyone knows whether these might be ready to pick or should I wait longer.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:29 PM   #14
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get out those tripple beams and weigh them.

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At this point I'm just going by what I've read, but according to those "in-the-know", when the cones are ripe, the tips of the leaves in the cone will just start to turn brown, they'll feel more papery, and perhaps most importantly, the luplin will be a deep yellow along the lines of a roadway stripe. Sure looks like you're getting close, if you're not already there.

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Cone size varies (Magnums are about 10 times as large as Cascades), but I suspect you'll have an ounce or three dried.

Dried cones are about 1/6th wet. The ratio is lower for high AA hops and higher for something like Saazer. The resins have very little water in them.
10X?!?!?! Are you sure? That would be the size of a lemon based on the size of my cascade hops! That's huge (I guess hence the name).
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