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Alvin Walton 08-13-2011 03:01 PM

Got hops?
 
I had a pretty decent crop this year with the hot and wet weather we had, so I thought I would show you guys some pictures.
Some people get confused by hops, they are not a grain, they grow on vines and make little buds and that is the part used in beer.
This particular variety is Cascade.
They can grow up to 40 feet high, mine are about 20.
The big one in the foreground is about the size of your thumb.
If you've ever had Sierra nevada Pale Ale you have had Cascade hops.

[IMG]http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f237/redstout/hopper1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f237/redstout/hopper2.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f237/redstout/hopper3.jpg[/IMG]

Lotus 08-13-2011 03:54 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
Cool deal. Cascades are terrific hops. Yummy and versatile.

ArtMonkDrillz 08-13-2011 04:19 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
That's pretty cool. What do you do with them? By that I mean do you brew your own beer or do you sell your crops, or both?

Alvin Walton 08-13-2011 05:12 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
I was an avid brewer at one time but havent been for years.
I usually pick them when I have a good crop and give them to guys that I know from my brewing club.

Hog1 08-13-2011 06:10 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
[quote=Alvin Walton;823164][B]I was an avid brewer at one time but havent been for years[/B].
I usually pick them when I have a good crop and give them to guys that I know from my brewing club.[/quote]
......that's what......ALL you moonshiners say...

Schneed10 08-13-2011 06:19 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
Nice crop, AW. I didn't know you grew these, very cool.

Mattyk 08-13-2011 06:57 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
Nice buds, SN Pale Ale has always been an old reliable fav of mine.

mlmpetert 08-13-2011 07:12 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
Thats pretty sweet. How many pounds do you need per gallon(s)?

Alvin Walton 08-13-2011 07:23 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
[quote=mlmpetert;823204]Thats pretty sweet. How many pounds do you need per gallon(s)?[/quote]

Ounces per gallon actually....
A lot of home brew is made in five gallon batches, all of mine were.
The most hops I ever used was 10 ounces and that was a fairly bitter IPA.

RedskinMike 08-14-2011 11:09 AM

Re: Got hops?
 
[quote=Alvin Walton;823210]Ounces per gallon actually....
A lot of home brew is made in five gallon batches, all of mine were.
The most hops I ever used was 10 ounces and that was a fairly bitter IPA.[/quote]

I use 10 ounces on the regular. If you add them later you get more flavor and less bitter.

Alvin Walton 08-14-2011 11:13 AM

Re: Got hops?
 
[quote=RedskinMike;823310]I use 10 ounces on the regular. If you add them later you get more flavor and less bitter.[/quote]

Ahh yes, the fine art of dry hopping.

mlmpetert 08-15-2011 10:24 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
That's really cool. My brother used to do it and it seems like a too time consuming hobby for me. Plus I like instantaneous results/ payoff.

I have been thinking about chocolatiering for a while now. Maybe ill see if I can grow some cocoa beans during the summer around here.

tryfuhl 08-17-2011 01:44 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
Looking good bro, cascades are great little hops for refreshing brew

firstdown 08-17-2011 02:05 PM

Re: Got hops?
 
That's def not what I thought hops looked like.


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