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Offline dking3

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Re: Fresh Hops
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2010, 04:03:46 PM »
I use my fresh Cascades & Fuggles for what I call "Wet Hopping" while they're in season.  I put them in my IPA or ESB kegs, but what I really like to do is put a fist full in a 2 liter soda bottle, fill it ~2/3 of the way with IPA or ESB, and put a Carbonator on it.  I hit it with CO2 a couple times, and take it to picnics or similar outings.  People really react to the floating cones and the intense aroma, it's great fun.  Some people mention "grassy," but I don't get that much.
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Re: Fresh Hops
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2010, 08:56:53 PM »

Some call the hops straight off the bine wet.  It looks like you like fresh as the term..
Should Dave Wills change the name of his company.  :D

These guys know a little about hops too.
Wet http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/harvest.html
Fresh http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/harvest_southern.html

Just pointing out where I learned the terms, not being too OCD (or am I???).

Edit - Denny is right.  The talk by James Altweis was one of the best of the conference, I would say outstanding.
Fresh makes sense, wet just doesn't, so I'm on a one-man campaign to get people to change.  I'm not grumpy about it, I just don't think wet is a good term at all.  And I don't think anyone else really cares.   ;D
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Re: Fresh Hops
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2010, 08:37:22 AM »
Fresh makes sense, wet just doesn't, so I'm on a one-man campaign to get people to change.  I'm not grumpy about it, I just don't think wet is a good term at all.  And I don't think anyone else really cares.   ;D

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Re: Fresh Hops
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2010, 08:44:57 AM »
Ooooohhh, Mr. Grumpy!   ;D
You know me :)
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