First year homegrown hops

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Enhoffer-Knopfe

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New to homebrewing and hop growing. First year harvest is not good, as I had expected. Cascade, centenial, Mt. Hood, Northern Brewer and sterling. I would like to throw what little I have into an IPA. Any suggestions; during mash, FWH, at flameout and should I adjust the grain bill.
 

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You really should adjust anything as far as grains go until after you've tried the hops. Not knowing the AAU can be tough sometimes, but once you brew with them a few times, you'll get the hang of it.

I would say stick to aroma and dry hopping so you can get a good idea about how it's going to taste.
 

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I am also getting ready to brew an IPA and would like to dry hop with some of the 1st year Chinook hops I grew. Should I add them as soon as I rack into secondary or should I wait a bit?
 

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Just add them like you would any other hops. The only difference is they're fresh. I usually brew a beer with fresh hops the weekend I harvest. Then whatever is left of my harvest, I dry and seal with my foodsaver. Then onto the freezer.
 
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