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Offline dak0415

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US vs UK Challenger Hops
« on: February 17, 2011, 09:37:46 AM »
Does anyone have any experience/opinions on the similarities/differences between the US grown and imported varieties of Challenger hops.  I use Challenger extensively in my ESBs and Porters.
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Re: US vs UK Challenger Hops
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 01:11:42 PM »
I didn't know there was a US version.  I might have to give it a whirl, challanger is a great hop!  Good luck.

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Re: US vs UK Challenger Hops
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 01:33:53 PM »
I didn't know there was a US version.  I might have to give it a whirl, challanger is a great hop!  Good luck.

Me either...
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Re: US vs UK Challenger Hops
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 01:38:47 PM »
I didn't know there was a US version.  I might have to give it a whirl, challanger is a great hop!  Good luck.

Me either...

http://www.hopsdirect.com/store/domestic-leaf-hops.html not that it would do you any good.  i suppose you could order an english hop from america and have it shipped back to the uk but...

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Re: US vs UK Challenger Hops
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 01:43:50 PM »
I didn't know there was a US version.  I might have to give it a whirl, challanger is a great hop!  Good luck.

Me either...

http://www.hopsdirect.com/store/domestic-leaf-hops.html not that it would do you any good.  i suppose you could order an english hop from america and have it shipped back to the uk but...

I was more commenting on the fact that I didn't realize people were growing it in the US. I'll stick to using the Challenger I grow myself in the UK...
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Re: US vs UK Challenger Hops
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 01:55:04 PM »
I was more commenting on the fact that I didn't realize people were growing it in the US. I'll stick to using the Challenger I grow myself in the UK...

 ;D cheers.  personally, I'd rather use the challenger that you grow yourself in the uk but I'll likely just order a pound from these guys

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Re: US vs UK Challenger Hops
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 08:26:31 AM »
Here is the response I got from Hopsdirect.  I just ordered some.

Thank you for your email, the US Challenger is the same variety
as the UK, brought in a few years ago thru the Dept. of Ag and now a
farmer here in the Yakima Valley has clearance to grow it. Same Variety
different growing location.

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