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Offline banjo-guy

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Moisture percentage in dried hops
« on: August 27, 2014, 06:08:09 PM »
I just weighed my un-dried hops. Assuming they weigh 1 oz how much should they weigh after they are dried?

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Re: Moisture percentage in dried hops
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 08:09:06 PM »
If they were 'ripe' you should end up with about .25oz.   http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/Hop_harvest_fact_sheet.pdf

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Re: Moisture percentage in dried hops
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 08:14:21 PM »
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Re: Moisture percentage in dried hops
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 08:28:05 PM »
Thanks for the answers. It looks I'm going to need a lot more hops to brew an IPA.

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Re: Moisture percentage in dried hops
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 07:10:38 AM »
I just tested this out last week. I started with 3.38 LBS wet weight on a very accurate kitchen scale. My dried weight on same scale was 15.7 OZ. hope that helps.....

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Re: Moisture percentage in dried hops
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 07:26:20 AM »
I just tested this out last week. I started with 3.38 LBS wet weight on a very accurate kitchen scale. My dried weight on same scale was 15.7 OZ. hope that helps.....

just slightly over 29% then. course to get the real dry weight you would have to dry it out all the way in an oven overnight or similar.
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