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Wet dry hop?
« on: August 26, 2015, 08:19:20 PM »
Anyone use fresh "wet" hops as a dry hop?

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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 08:32:13 PM »
I did it once...chlorophyll city.
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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 08:32:51 PM »
I did it once...chlorophyll city.

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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 08:43:46 PM »
I'm planning to make a fresh hop beer real soon. My plan is to use fresh cascade right off the vine in a hopstand, steep some of the fresh picked hops in alcohol in a French press to make a tincture, dry the remaining hops, dry hop with some of them, and use the extract at bottling. The aim is a lot of fresh hop flavor sans chlorophyll and "grassiness".
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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 09:38:08 PM »
I'm planning to make a fresh hop beer real soon. My plan is to use fresh cascade right off the vine in a hopstand, steep some of the fresh picked hops in alcohol in a French press to make a tincture, dry the remaining hops, dry hop with some of them, and use the extract at bottling. The aim is a lot of fresh hop flavor sans chlorophyll and "grassiness".

Have you made a tincture like that before? 
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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 10:45:56 PM »
Yes I did last year and loved it. I dosed individual beers with it and also flavored soda water with it when I didn't want to drink alcohol but wanted a tasty night time beverage.
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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 11:11:04 PM »
I am also going to make a wet hop IPA soon.  I have tasted several at the Fresh Hop Ale Fest, both commercial and Homebrew - I don't recall any grassiness.  I can't imagine all of them were done with the tincture method...

I also have the handouts from a presentation by Bale Breaker brewery that was given to our Homebrew club.  there was no mention of special processes to avoid chlorophyll/grassiness.
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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 01:26:42 AM »
Would it be cheating to throw them on a fan overnight and dry them out?

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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2015, 02:22:56 AM »
Would it be cheating to throw them on a fan overnight and dry them out?

That's what I do; actually 36-48 hours. I still call it a "fresh hop" beer, just not a "wet hop" beer. I think you can get away with wet hops in the hot side but, like denny said, chlorophyll city when dry hopping with wet hops. I prefer not to have the grassy character you get from excessive wet hops.

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Re: Wet dry hop?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2015, 05:30:56 AM »
Would it be cheating to throw them on a fan overnight and dry them out?

Not if you don't enter them in a Fresh Hop competition.  The Fresh Hop Ale Fest says no drying is allowed for beers entered in their competition.
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