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Hop & Brew School
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:42:43 PM »
First day...

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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 07:06:14 PM »
Awesome.  Enjoy !
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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 07:59:21 PM »
Nice..do you get to take some hops home?
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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 08:26:25 PM »
We'll see!  I saw literally tons of Simcoe this AM and considered trying to stuff my bag with them!  The photo os one of four selection rooms here where the brewers can evaluate hops before they order.  The blue background is traditional for assessing hop color.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 10:09:17 PM »
I know why my cones are not being analyzed!  ;D

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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 04:10:15 AM »
I'd love to just float one of those bricks in a 5-gallon bucket of IPA. It must smell AWESOME over there.
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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 02:35:16 PM »
Denny- How did you do at matching up the aromas? I didn't do very well last year...

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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 02:41:32 PM »
I'd love to just float one of those bricks in a 5-gallon bucket of IPA. It must smell AWESOME over there.

+ 10    :)
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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2014, 03:44:56 PM »
I think Rodney K is there, say hi for me.
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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2014, 04:10:44 PM »
Denny- How did you do at matching up the aromas? I didn't do very well last year...

Bruce

OK, but not great.  We just did it.  I got anout 50% of the ones I could actually smell.  It's amazing how your sense of smell diminishes as you get older.
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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 04:11:34 PM »
I think Rodney K is there, say hi for me.

He gets in later today for the homebrewer session.  I'm at the commercial session, but there's a party tonight for all of us.
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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2014, 05:17:31 PM »
This is the experimental hop plot at Perrault Farms outside Yakima.  Home of the original Simcoe!  50K varieties, one hill of each.  About 10% will go on to testing with 7 hills each, and about 1% of those will make it to market.  Average cost of bringing a new variety to market is 5 million.

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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2014, 12:55:00 AM »
Living the dream Denny!  8)

Have fun!
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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2014, 03:02:34 AM »
I am indeed, Ron!  Gary Glass and John Palmer came in this evening to speak at the homebrewers sessions the next couple days..

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Re: Hop & Brew School
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2014, 06:45:10 AM »
Geez, half of the home brewing rock stars are within an hour of my house and I'm not there. Life is just not fair