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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2011, 09:29:52 AM »
Yakima Chief, the people with the patent to Amarillo, are in actually in Sunnyside. You can smell them from the freeway when they are processing them.
I though Virgil Gamache farms has the trademark and patent on them, and are the only grower, and the hop is also registered as VGXP01.  Yakima Chief does appear to be the hop broker that they deal with when you look online.

Simcoe is a Yakima Chief/Select Botanicals hop, and it is grown at 3 farms.
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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2011, 10:02:42 AM »
They're trying to throw us off the scent with all this farm confusion. Those bastards.  ;D
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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2011, 10:06:30 AM »
Remind me later and I'll check the hops I have at home.  They are labeled with the farms, I have simcoe and amarillo.
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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2011, 10:45:12 AM »
Being Yakima Chief handles the marketing, I assumed they held the trademark. I know, assumptions can be dangerous. I believe you are correct in Virgil Gamache being the only grower.

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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2011, 11:46:03 AM »
Simcoe is a Yakima Chief/Select Botanicals hop, and it is grown at 3 farms.

I know one farm is Loftus Ranches. I toured it during Hop Union's Hop and Brew School in 2009.

Nothing like walking through a field of Simcoe... anyone going to that this year?

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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2011, 12:24:42 PM »
I never really cared for Amarillo.  To me it tastes too close to St. Joseph Baby Aspirin.
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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2011, 02:46:53 PM »
Simcoe is a Yakima Chief/Select Botanicals hop, and it is grown at 3 farms.

I know one farm is Loftus Ranches. I toured it during Hop Union's Hop and Brew School in 2009.

Nothing like walking through a field of Simcoe... anyone going to that this year?

Loftus, Carpenter and Perrault, from the Hop Union Hop Variety Handbook. 
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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2011, 03:44:11 PM »
Remind me later and I'll check the hops I have at home.  They are labeled with the farms, I have simcoe and amarillo.
Ok, I lied.  They are labeled with farm codes and some of them also have the names, but none of the Amarillo do.  The Simcoe I have are all from Perrault.  Now if we knew how Hop Union numbers the farms we'd be in business.

For what it's worth, the info sheet I have has 2 different farm codes for Amarillo, and 3 (plus FreshHops) for Simcoe.
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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2011, 05:34:38 PM »
I never really cared for Amarillo.  To me it tastes too close to St. Joseph Baby Aspirin.
Interesting. I pick up a dirt taste with Amarillo. I suppose I should say "earthy".
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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2011, 04:09:30 PM »
The one hop variety I'd like to try, but am told it too will be in short supply, is Sorachi Ace.

Guess come September I will start pinging the Puterbaugh Farms website in hopes of getting a pound of some of these varieties when they get listed.

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Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2011, 07:23:04 PM »
The one hop variety I'd like to try, but am told it too will be in short supply, is Sorachi Ace.

Guess come September I will start pinging the Puterbaugh Farms website in hopes of getting a pound of some of these varieties when they get listed.
I got a pound of it from them a few months ago - maybe March or April. So my guess is that at least last year it wasn't in too short of a supply. BTW, it's quite nice.
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