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Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by thunderwagn, Apr 8, 2018.
My hops are flowering.
An update on our first hop planting. All are doing well, Centennial the best, Styrian second, Cascade third, One Willemette didn't have good drainage and croaked. So what do we look for in harvesting?
After two freezes, many hail storms, drowning rains then weeks of blazing heat. Grass hoppers, an aphid invasion, and even some downy mildew. My crop this year isn't to shabby.
That's beautiful. Fresh hop batch?
Ya know, I'm not the biggest fresh hop beer fan. It's just missing all the depth and flavor that dried hops offer. That said, I do have a pale ale on tap that I may run down to a gallon or two and toss some freshies in.
Every year I wait for the Celebration release. It was the first IPA I ever had. Some years are better than others. We all wink and nod about it each year. The release party ain't too bad either
I think I'm blessed because the beer trucks come straight from the brewery to the store.
Haha. Well now. Celebration. That's a whole nuther ballgame there! I await it every year to arrive here in Colorado also. I thought last yr was super delicious.
That's a good looking crop.
Bloody oath looks lupulous thunderwagon!
Indeed an impressive crop! do you compost the vines and leaves after harvest?
Has anyone started harvesting yet?
I've been picking hops for a couple weeks now.
I should be starting this week if the storms and heat and humidity end. Not expecting a lot as this is my first year.
Just dried enough for entry in herbs at the fair. On the edge of ready but not that papery feel yet. Still bright green but great aroma drying. Looks to be a great crop.
Damn nice TW. I should be starting to harvest in a couple weeks.
Wowie that is some hops! Looks like youve been busy!
Taste testing hops with an IPA. Not quite ready but close, probably pick next week.
Looks great! I do the same sometimes. I love it when the lupulin sticks to the mustachio, Makes for a fragrant, delicious smelling moo all day!
That's a great shot.
I like it! I like it a lot!
We tried this technique a couple of days ago, Awesome! Harvest this weekend for the Centennial.