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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2014, 01:26:23 pm »
No arguments on homebrewing being about experimenting. Totally agree. And I'm not a wet hop hater - as I said, I like the ones I've had, for the most part. If I had a bunch of fresh ones, I'm sure I'd work them in a beer. I just think the wet hopped beer craze is a little over blown.

OTOH, sometimes an experiment doesn't give you the results you hoped for.

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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2014, 01:29:56 pm »
I think you for sure get a different character when using wet hops vs dried hops.  Is it better or worse... Depends on the individual.  I've had terrific wet hopped beers and terrific beers made with dried leaf hops/pellet hops.  I've had terrible beers from all of those categories as well...

With all of that said I made my first wet hopped beer a week and a half ago at Top Hops.  It's an English Barleywine so I went at it from a different angle than going to use an over the top hop bomb.  We'll see how it turns out.  It does contain 23oz of wet hops.
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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2014, 01:39:24 pm »
 beer. I just think the wet hopped beer craze is a little over blown.
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I guess I didn't know it was a craze. I go to a store and see 10 pumpkin beers and no wet hopped beers and only some home brewers who happen to grow hops make it.
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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2014, 01:40:38 pm »
I think you for sure get a different character when using wet hops vs dried hops.  Is it better or worse... Depends on the individual.  I've had terrific wet hopped beers and terrific beers made with dried leaf hops/pellet hops.  I've had terrible beers from all of those categories as well...

With all of that said I made my first wet hopped beer a week and a half ago at Top Hops.  It's an English Barleywine so I went at it from a different angle than going to use an over the top hop bomb.  We'll see how it turns out.  It does contain 23oz of wet hops.
At what stage did you add the wet hops?
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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2014, 01:43:23 pm »
Well for this event all the hops and base malt were provided for free... Stipulation was you could ONLY use the wet hops they provided on brew day (but if you were dry hopping you could use w/e).  So for this it was 10oz of nugget at the boil and 13oz of teamaker at flameout.
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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2014, 01:47:45 pm »
beer. I just think the wet hopped beer craze is a little over blown.
I guess I didn't know it was a craze. I go to a store and see 10 pumpkin beers and no wet hopped beers and only some home brewers who happen to grow hops make it.
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'Craze' might be a little strong, but several regional breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars are putting out wet hopped beers each year around here now. A few more every year.
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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2014, 02:01:59 pm »
beer. I just think the wet hopped beer craze is a little over blown.
I guess I didn't know it was a craze. I go to a store and see 10 pumpkin beers and no wet hopped beers and only some home brewers who happen to grow hops make it.

'Craze' might be a little strong, but several regional breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars are putting out wet hopped beers each year around here now. A few more every year.
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yup. and wet hop festivals. I think most of the online retailers now sell wet hops at harvest time. Most of the west coast IPA type breweries seem to have a wet hop beer.

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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2014, 02:20:04 pm »
Pumpkin beers.  NOW that is a craze that is overblown.

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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2014, 02:50:22 pm »
Pumpkin beers.  NOW that is a craze that is overblown.

Amen!  Hallelujah!

And then there's the pumpkin CIDERS.  God help us.
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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2014, 03:05:27 pm »
Pumpkin beers.  NOW that is a craze that is overblown.

Amen!  Hallelujah!

And then there's the pumpkin CIDERS.  God help us.


The worst part is most come in bombers

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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2014, 03:22:23 pm »
Dont know if its a craze, but Yakima has an annual festival for them.

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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2014, 03:24:30 pm »
Pumpkin beers.  NOW that is a craze that is overblown.

Amen!  Hallelujah!

And then there's the pumpkin CIDERS.  God help us.


The worst part is most come in bombers

Its all about food pairing with those. I suggest candy corn

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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2014, 03:33:21 pm »
+1. Yeah, every year I'm more turned off by pumpkin beers. I brewed a few in the early 2000s, and now I wouldn't boil brats in them. I ran into the spice wall, can't get past it. No offense to guys that brew them - we all like what we like. But I can say that I never attempted a pumpkin cider, to my credit. Making regular 'ole cider works for me.    ;)
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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2014, 04:19:39 pm »
Now on the other hand, if anyone has a good recipe for zucchini beer... or hubbard squash?

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Re: Is Wet Hopping BS?
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2014, 04:51:36 pm »
Hmmmm.......I do have two blue Hubbard squashes, recently picked, that weigh 27 lbs.