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Offline dougcogley

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Hop Identifcaiton
« on: October 10, 2012, 06:17:18 PM »
Can anyone help me identify hops I received from a friend? I would have attached a photo of the cones and a leave if I could have figured out how to attach it.  I am willing to email a photo or if anyone knows how to add the photo to the forum.


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Re: Hopp Identifcaiton
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 06:23:45 PM »
You can't attach pics on this forum- what you can do is link to a picture so that the post downloads and displays the images from another site such as picasa.

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Re: Hop Identifcaiton
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 07:24:34 PM »
Here is a link to a photo
http://instagrid.me/corsendonk/

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Re: Hopp Identifcaiton
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 08:06:51 PM »
You can't attach pics on this forum- what you can do is link to a picture so that the post downloads and displays the images from another site such as picasa.

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Hope that helps!

It didn't help me identify the hops, but your example gave me a good laugh!
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Re: Hop Identifcaiton
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 08:08:17 PM »
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

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Re: Hop Identifcaiton
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 11:00:24 PM »
It is incredibly hard to visually identify hops.  Do you have any idea at all what kind of hops are planted?

I would just smell them to get an idea of how they'll come across in your beer and if they smell good use them late so you don't have to worry about the bitterness.  If they don't smell good, use them all in your compost bin ;)
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Re: Hop Identifcaiton
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 06:02:45 AM »
Tom is right.

The leaf says it is green. The reason I say that is that on the Gorst Valley page they had pictures of leafs with 0 to 5 lobes off of the same plant.
http://www.gorstvalleyhops.com/pdfs/July_09.pdf

The cones can be small to large on the same plant.

One thing that you can tell is a Hallertau Mittelfrueh and derivatives have red stipes on bine. The Canadian Red Bine has a bine that is all red.

These days the experts use DNA testing to tell the variety on unknown samples.
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