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I went to my best friend from highschool's house this morning to get some hops from her dad, who has 15-20 year old cascade vines. My mom, HWMBO, and I all went over there and filled 3 grocery sacks with cones. I filled a paper grocery bag with them and weighed it. Wet(not dehydrated), in the bag, they weighed 2lbs 15 oz. :cross:

Now to head home and get them dehydrating! Pics will follow tonight!:ban:
 

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That's great. I tried to grow hops here in So Cal and it is just too hot. No matter how much I watered they just died. UGh. :(
 

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Sure go ahead and brag................ just kidding great score I see a wet hop beer in the future.
 
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Ok, I have 11ty photos. We only had HWMBO's iphone to take photos of the hops plants due to poor planning.




 
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These are the photos of them all picked and sitting in the bag til I got home to dry them.



 
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And here they are at home drying on the dehydrator, and packed in the freezer. I'm going to make some calls and find out if I can find someone with one of those vacuum sealers.



 
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They should theoretically be maxed out in their alpha acid level so I think I'm going to use them for a full batch of beer, figure I'll just aim for middle of the road bitterness and see how it goes! What's the AA range for Cascades usually?
 

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That's quite a haul, and those cascades are all OVER the place! Fantastic!

I have a vacuum sealer, but sadly it's a few thousand miles away from your giant pile of hops.
 

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That is simply awesome! I can't wait to hear how the beer from these turns out!
The IBUs might be in question but they should be great for aroma and flavor. Keep us posted!
 

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any chance of all your "buddies " here can possibly score some 10-15 yr old Cascade root cuttings? I would think an established plant like that could benefit from a little thinning.
 
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