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Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« on: September 11, 2020, 10:38:47 am »
When will U.S 2020 hops be available ? and where ?

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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 10:54:56 am »
Whole cone hops are avail now. Pellets take a bit longer.

Here’s one vendor: https://hopsdirect.com/


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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 11:27:51 am »
When will U.S 2020 hops be available ? and where ?

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Harvest is going on in Yakima right now.  Check yakimachief.com for availability of their hops.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 01:39:55 pm »
Mine are drying in the basement, ready for use Sunday morning.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 02:15:07 pm »
Mine are drying in the basement, ready for use Sunday morning.

Keep in mind that you want to dry them pretty quickly if you can.  Growers I know use 130-135F for 3-4 hours to preserve quality.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 03:24:38 am »
Thanks, will check those sites out.

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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 09:34:15 am »
Any potential impact to hop farms from the current fires?  First and foremost, my concern would be for human safety, but also concerned about the livelihood for all these farms.  Sounds pretty scary in parts.

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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 10:17:38 am »
Any potential impact to hop farms from the current fires?  First and foremost, my concern would be for human safety, but also concerned about the livelihood for all these farms.  Sounds pretty scary in parts.

Nope doesn't seem to be.  Heavy smoke, but no fire in Yakima.  COVID has been more of an issue for them.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2020, 09:28:10 am »
Maybe this years crop will have a subtle smokey flavor.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2020, 09:58:39 am »
Maybe this years crop will have a subtle smokey flavor.

Doubt it!  2 years ago it was almost as smoky.  People were worried about it affecting the wine grape crop.  It didn't.   AFAIK, from what I've been told by friends in Yakima, it's not super smoky there...at least not yet.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 11:42:11 am »
Mine are drying in the basement, ready for use Sunday morning.

Keep in mind that you want to dry them pretty quickly if you can.  Growers I know use 130-135F for 3-4 hours to preserve quality.
I have too many too fit in a dehydrator and too few every year to bother building anything bigger so I dry them on a screen in the cellar with a fan for two days. They have been fine in the past, and they seemed in good shape when I used them this morning. I am sure it’s not optimal.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2020, 01:02:49 pm »
Each variety has an optimum picking window Aroma comes first, Alpha later. Centennial is one of the first early in the Fourth week of August. Around Sept. 1 Simcoe comes in. First week of October  they are wrapping up, Warrior is one of the last.

Hops are baked once dried. Some breweries use whole cones. Most of the hops go to pellets. Some are processed into extract.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2020, 09:31:51 am »
Whole cone hops are avail now. Pellets take a bit longer.

Here’s one vendor: https://hopsdirect.com/


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Hope I like 2020 Mt Hood leaf hops.
I have 1 pound coming my way.
Jeez 1 LB !

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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2020, 03:22:24 pm »
Received in 2 days, foil vacuum sealed 1 pound 2020 Mt Hood leaf hops, 4.7AA.
Immediately put in refrigerator.  Tomorrow will split into one ounce
measurements, vacuum seal, then return to refrigerator.
Can't wait to use them, never used Mt Hood before.
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Re: Don't Worry Be Hoppy
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2020, 03:57:17 pm »
Received in 2 days, foil vacuum sealed 1 pound 2020 Mt Hood leaf hops, 4.7AA.
Immediately put in refrigerator.  Tomorrow will split into one ounce
measurements, vacuum seal, then return to refrigerator.
Can't wait to use them, never used Mt Hood before.

They make a great sub for Hallertau or noble hops in general I've found
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