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Hop Harvest
« on: August 07, 2020, 01:20:19 AM »
I performed a dry matter test on Centennial because the cones looked like they were ready to go.  I got 23%, though only pulled like a dozen cones  I don't have enough Centennial alone to do a 5 gallon fresh hop beer with them so I was going to add Chinook, and maybe Comet and Zeus.  They all harvest at different times though.  Am I better picking them early or leaving Centennial on the bine longer?
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Re: Hop Harvest
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 12:31:38 PM »
Put the early ones in the boil, dry hop with the ones that you harvest later.

Still another three weeks until the official start of the British harvest...

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Re: Hop Harvest
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 02:14:11 PM »
Pick them when they're ready.  Dry, vacuum pack, freeze until you need them.
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Re: Hop Harvest
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 03:05:42 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I harvested them today but only got 7oz wet.
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Re: Hop Harvest
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 05:34:59 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I harvested them today but only got 7oz wet.

Which will get an oz. or 2 dry
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Re: Hop Harvest
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 11:31:47 AM »
Yep, I ended up with just shy of 2 oz dry.
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