Home Grown Hops 2019

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Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Post by f00b4r » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:23 pm

Hanglow wrote:Hop shoots are apparently the most expensive vegetable in the world :0 . Has anyone cooked with them?

Did you try cooking with them?

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Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Post by Hanglow » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:01 pm

Yeah, they were decent. Fried them off in butter with a bit of lemon juice and some herbs iirc
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Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Post by Greg » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:59 pm

Hanglow wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Greg wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Harvested my First Gold today, always less fun that sounds!
Nice! What beers do you have planned for them, if any yet?
I just used them in a brew where I got about 18 litres after the hops had absorbed about 8 litres! Used 3.2kg of them at 80c for a steep for about half an hour

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Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Post by Meatymc » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:06 pm

Well, although the First Gold, Northdown, Fuggles, Styrian Golding and Santiam came in a good 2 weeks ago, I only managed to harvest the Cascade Tuesday and last night. Fairly sure they were actually the 1st in last year but I had to move my hops to a different (dedicated) part of the garden this Spring so effectively they are all 1st year growths.

Looks like the final dried total will be around 3.5kg so not complaining. Next year, weather permitting, should be a belter

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Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Post by Mjr6313 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:07 pm

Harvested mine last month a bit early but within 12hrs lost half my crop to a sudden caterpillar invasion. After drying not even 100g whole leaf from 3 plants.
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