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Requests to Hops Growers
« on: November 19, 2013, 09:08:29 AM »
If you could request a new hop what would it be?

I'd like to see a companion to Mt Hood. Mt Adams, a PNW version of Saaz

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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 12:03:42 PM »
If you could request a new hop what would it be?

I'd like to see a companion to Mt Hood. Mt Adams, a PNW version of Saaz

They already have that PNW version of Saaz, but it was named Sterling.
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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 01:00:56 PM »
I love sterling. Use it in Kolsch, Saison and SMASH with 2-row.

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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 02:51:02 PM »
Oh cool. Thanks

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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 02:56:38 PM »
I'll have 2nd year Sterling bines next year, which means i should be able to taste and smell the benefits in next years brew. My request is for Santa to build me some proper trellis'.
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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 04:27:20 PM »
Oh cool. Thanks
There is a Mt. Rainer hop variety. You should contact the hop breeding companies and lobby for a Mt. Adams. It is a pretty snow covered volcanic cone.
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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 04:40:18 PM »
Yup, it's in my back yard. I'll have to get some sterling ASAP. Kinda getting into session ish brews lately

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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 04:51:41 PM »
Sterling is a nice hop.  I've used it in Saison and blended it with IPA hops for a little background complexity. 
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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 04:53:34 PM »
I like to use it in my Euro lagers along with some noble hops.
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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013, 09:13:32 PM »
I would ask them to design a wide variety of hops that do well in the New Mexico desert, assuming adequate drip irrigation.  Cascade does great, but I'd like to have some others.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2013, 05:21:32 AM »
I would ask them to design a wide variety of hops that do well in the New Mexico desert, assuming adequate drip irrigation.  Cascade does great, but I'd like to have some others.
Multihead is a variety grown in New Mexico. I just bought some on vacation. I don't know where it grows though, NM is a big state.
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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2013, 07:54:31 AM »
I would ask them to design a wide variety of hops that do well in the New Mexico desert, assuming adequate drip irrigation.  Cascade does great, but I'd like to have some others.
Multihead is a variety grown in New Mexico. I just bought some on vacation. I don't know where it grows though, NM is a big state.
I talked to some guys a couple of years ago who were doing some research into wild hops found in NM, but they were very tight with info.  I saw somewhere that El Dorado is a hop developed from wild hops in NM but I don't know if that's true or not, and I've never heard of Multihead.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2013, 08:02:58 AM »
There are plenty enough types of hops for me to choose from. I am happy with this!

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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2013, 09:56:32 AM »
I'm a big fan of Sterling. I do find it to have some fruity undertones that are beyond what I typically pick up from noble hops, which is fine for most of my purposes, but something to keep in mind. I like Ultra a lot, and I use it as a substitute for Saaz quite a bit. It has a lot of the same herbal/spice notes I get from Saaz, but with less of the lemonade character I pick up from Sterling.

As far as hop requests go, I say just keep 'em coming. I love trying out all the new varieties and trying to figure out where they belong in my brewers toolkit.

Some specific requests:
- Some sort of Super Motueka. I love the lime zest/lemongrass notes I get from Motueka, but most typical IPA hops just drown it out in a blend.
- Any other sort of flavor/aroma that can be difficult to get in your finished beer. If I saw a new hop variety that was described as something like Orange Blossom Honey, I'd be all over it.
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Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2013, 10:07:26 AM »
Multihead is a Humulus Lupulus Neomexicanus’ strain, from a google search. The farmer is Eric Desmarias. Might be what LR has for a commercial variety.
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