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cheezydemon

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Anyone brew with fresh hops last year? I have seen a number of articles lately on this practice. Evidently it ends up with a slightly grassier taste and more aroma.

Obviously you would have to grow hops or know someone who does. And it could only done at harvest time. Interesting.
 

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I thought I read somewhere it takes more 'wet' hops to achieve the same results as dried hops.
 

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There are still some fresh hop beers out on the market if you want to try the end result for yourself. I have still seen some Founders and Great Divide available in my neck of the woods recently. The fresh hop brews that I sampled this year were very fragrant and herbal, hop perfumy.
 

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GaryA said:
I thought I read somewhere it takes more 'wet' hops to achieve the same results as dried hops.
Not necessarily more hop cones, but since they weigh about 4-5 times as much with the moisture still inside them, you need to use a greater weight of wet hops.
 
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It just sounds like a great project for harvest day. This is my first year growing 5 varieties. I figure I may get enough for one good batch the first year. May as well forego drying if this works!
 

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the_bird said:
Not necessarily more hop cones, but since they weigh about 4-5 times as much with the moisture still inside them, you need to use a greater weight of wet hops.
Gotcha, that would make sense.
 

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I had a limited edition Wet Hop beer from Harpoon Brewery. I thought the "Grass" taste ruined the beer.
 

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