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Firebat138

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I was wondering... Does the ratio work like 1 ounce of pellet, is 1 ounce of fresh picked hops? thanx all... cant wait to harvest these puppies. :)
 

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There is a lot of water content in fresh picked hops. You'll need to dry them first if you want consistency. They can be used wet, but it gets a little tricky to determine how much you have as the water weight will vary due to rain, humidity, and storage method and time between harvest and use.
 
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Cool... ao after i dry them, I can just measure about an ounce and then add...? thanx
 

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I use my own hops as often as I can. After I dry them I use 1 oz of hops as the recipe calls for.

I have used wet hops to make beer, I don't know the ratio, but I decided about 2 oz wet hops from the bine to 1 oz dry. Made a great Pale Ale last summer. I figure I can make a unique beer ever time!
 

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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the water weight was 5 times the dry weight. When one of the commercial brew sites sells 'wet hops' (once a year), they suggest using 5 times whatever the recipe calls for. That is, recipe says 1 oz, use 5 oz of fresh hops.

My experience drying hops for storage, this rule of thumb seems true.

Thoughts???
 

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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the water weight was 5 times the dry weight. When one of the commercial brew sites sells 'wet hops' (once a year), they suggest using 5 times whatever the recipe calls for. That is, recipe says 1 oz, use 5 oz of fresh hops.

My experience drying hops for storage, this rule of thumb seems true.

Thoughts???
That sounds about right to me, but it does vary quite a bit depending on how wet the wet hops are.
 
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Sweet....

It's just a hobby...It's just a hobby...It's just a hobby... :)
 

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My experience with drying herbs tells me that 3x dry weight is far more accurate. It sounds more like someone wants you to use more of their product for some reason.
 

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I've heard around 6X for wet. I know it was close to 5 after drying my hops last year. The year before it was close to 3, but I know I didn't dry enough.
 
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