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Re: Fresh (Wet) Hops
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2014, 03:59:01 PM »
perhaps you should package in Old English bottles and call it a 40 with 40

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Re: Fresh (Wet) Hops
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2014, 04:18:24 PM »
So am I right that the 40 oz breaks down to something like 8 or 10 oz of pellets ?  I ask because one of the Chop and Brew episodes focused on a wet hop ale where they literally crammed the entire pot of wort with a buttload of fresh hops. They all loved the beer IIRC.
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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2014, 04:25:35 PM »
So am I right that the 40 oz breaks down to something like 8 or 10 oz of pellets ?  I ask because one of the Chop and Brew episodes focused on a wet hop ale where they literally crammed the entire pot of wort with a buttload of fresh hops. They all loved the beer IIRC.

I based this on what Jeff said earlier in the thread with wet hops are 4.5 times as heavy as dry hops. I usually use 10-12 oz pellets in the boil for an IPA. So, if this is accurate, I should be close to what I normally do with pellets. But it varied with each breed.the Cents were about half dried on the bine. They were about 1/2 the weight as the chinooks. I really didn't have much more to work with in order to save some for dry hops. The finished wort certainly tasted very hoppy.
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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2014, 04:31:05 PM »
Yeah, cool.  Well I'm sure it'll be tasty.  And that grist is pretty much my base IPA grist. Always good.
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Re: Fresh (Wet) Hops
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2014, 04:56:07 PM »
I'm excited to here how this turns out and jealous you're harvesting hops already, mine are at least a month out, centennial and cascade, winter in Chicago took forever to go away and it's been more spring than summer for the last couple months!
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Re: Fresh (Wet) Hops
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2014, 05:18:30 PM »
My aroma varieties like Tett and Hallertau then Centennial will be ready first, then Cascade, Chinook, Sterling, Mt. Hood. Nugget is always last. You are a little head of us, but also a little south which explains some of that.

I dug out my Goldings last year.



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Re: Fresh (Wet) Hops
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2014, 05:25:47 PM »
My aroma varieties like Tett and Hallertau then Centennial will be ready first, then Cascade, Chinook, Sterling, Mt. Hood. Nugget is always last. You are a little head of us, but also a little south which explains some of that.

I dug out my Goldings last year.

Did you dig them out because they didn't produce or just didn't use them?
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Re: Fresh (Wet) Hops
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2014, 03:59:03 AM »
My aroma varieties like Tett and Hallertau then Centennial will be ready first, then Cascade, Chinook, Sterling, Mt. Hood. Nugget is always last. You are a little head of us, but also a little south which explains some of that.

I dug out my Goldings last year.

Did you dig them out because they didn't produce or just didn't use them?

They would only produce a handful of small cones after good vegetative growth. Not worth the twine and effort to string them up. They might do better in a mild climate.
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Re: Fresh (Wet) Hops
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2014, 06:24:07 AM »
My aroma varieties like Tett and Hallertau then Centennial will be ready first, then Cascade, Chinook, Sterling, Mt. Hood. Nugget is always last. You are a little head of us, but also a little south which explains some of that.

I dug out my Goldings last year.

Did you dig them out because they didn't produce or just didn't use them?

They would only produce a handful of small cones after good vegetative growth. Not worth the twine and effort to string them up. They might do better in a mild climate.

Good to know. I have the same result. Great vegetation growth with very few cones. It's coming out before the changes. I'll cut from my cascade in the spring to replace it.

Any experience with Mt. Hood or Perle?
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Re: Fresh (Wet) Hops
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2014, 07:03:39 AM »
My aroma varieties like Tett and Hallertau then Centennial will be ready first, then Cascade, Chinook, Sterling, Mt. Hood. Nugget is always last. You are a little head of us, but also a little south which explains some of that.

I dug out my Goldings last year.

Did you dig them out because they didn't produce or just didn't use them?

They would only produce a handful of small cones after good vegetative growth. Not worth the twine and effort to string them up. They might do better in a mild climate.

Good to know. I have the same result. Great vegetation growth with very few cones. It's coming out before the changes. I'll cut from my cascade in the spring to replace it.

Any experience with Mt. Hood or Perle?
My Hood does almost as good as Cascade. No Perle in my yard, so no idea.
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