Hop Crop 2018

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  1. Head First

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    Looks like the judges liked the Centennial hops too! There were lots of other herbs entered. Pretty happy with BEST OF DIVISION with dried herbs in culinary AND fresh herbs in horticulture! Can only enter 5 beers but got 2 firsts 2 seconds and 1 third. Haven't seen score sheets yet for beer.
     
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    Very nice! Congrats man, that's awesome!
     
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    Very nice! Never thought to enter hops as herbs.
     
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    Awesome headfirst!
     
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    Really the only catagory they fit in at this little fair. They were perfectly ripe out on the sunny corner.
     
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    I started our hop harvest yesterday, The Centennial yield was about five times the Cascade yield. I plan on a wet hop Sierra Nevada Celebration clone tonight after work. centennial hop harvest (800x600).jpg cascade harvest (800x600).jpg hop harvest 1 (490x653).jpg
     
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    Thats awesome pretty good 1st year hop harvest i got two measly buds!
     
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    Brewed a batch with my first home grown hops, centennials. I was going to try the Sierra Nevada Celebration recipe, but thought it might be better to use a single hop recipe, to see what fresh hops were like. I used the Bells Two Hearted Ale and left my fresh centennials in following the yeast pitch.
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    Nice man! Can't wait to hear how it turns out. Those are some nice lookin lupulin nuggets!
     
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    Well, here is how it turned out. I ended up with enough hops for both the Bells's and a Celebration copy. Side by side with Sierra Nevada Celebration on the left and ours on the right. The home brew had a very close taste, but "fresher" . More aroma, perhaps. Now I need to find acreage... Celebration Comparison.jpg
     
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    You sure got the colour spot on!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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