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1 year 9 months ago #3829 by Finnroo
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Gidday, Gidday, I have to say that my 2 hop plants are going better than i expected, Over 7 metres tall and an abuntent of flowers that have turned into some good looking hops. And plenty of them. So some look nearly ready and some are still in flower. Do i pick them as i see fit or do i leave the whole lot to mature and harvest them in one hit. Dont have a clue what to do, cheers
Many thanks takecare Finnroo.

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1 year 9 months ago #3832 by Gash
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Yeah you can pick in batches which is often the case, leave a few of the first ones on to see how they develop, I see lots of people picking way too early, they look green and lush like the pics you see, but in practice I've found mine get the best aromas happening when they start browning, at least on the ends, smell them every day, or second day, and it'll just happen that the aroma will pop. you dont have much of a window usually, maybe a week once they are ready, then they go downhill fast. Cheers Finroo sounds awesome!

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1 year 9 months ago - 1 year 9 months ago #3833 by Finnroo
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Thanks for that Gash, Just been having a look and recon i can harvest the lot on Monday or Tuesday.
After ive picked them do I have to dry them or are they ready to go? They are fuggle hops.
How do I guess how much to put in my brew?
Thanks, I took some photos for thoughs interested, cheers takecare.
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1 year 9 months ago #3845 by Gash
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You can use them green if you like, but if you want to keep them for more than a day or two you'll want to dry them. Dont use them for bittering because you have no idea on the AA% souse them late, and when they are wet you'll need 5x as mush as dried. Cheers mate! Nice pics too!

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1 year 9 months ago #3846 by Gash
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Thats also how you tell if they are dried, by their weight

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1 year 9 months ago #3848 by Finnroo
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Great advice, ill use some fuggle hop pallets as usual for bittering.Freash picked Ill add 100g at 20 and 100g at 5 minute. Ill dry the remaining they seem to be all browning at the same time , large or small. So the remaining ill dry and store. Yes the aroma is starting to pop from yesterdays grassy smell and now today getting the spice. Think i will brew Thursday, feels about right.
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1 year 9 months ago #3859 by Finnroo
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Ok so tomorrow is the fresh hop brew day. I will harvest while i mash ,cheers.I want to post some pictures so wish me luck .lol cheers all.

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1 year 9 months ago #3860 by Gash
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good stuff mate, hope all goes smoothly! Cheers

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1 year 9 months ago #3861 by Finnroo
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Thanks mate its going to be epic. cheers lol

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1 year 9 months ago #3863 by Finnroo
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Hop harvest and brew day went well. Ended up using 10 g of fuggles pallet hops at first wort at 80 minutes, Then 100g at 20min ,100 g at 5 min and100g at 1 minute.
I harvested 1.115 kg and still have about 3 or 400g on the bine i will pick tomorrow. I will have plenty left to dry and freeze.
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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 25 Nov - 16:43

Feel free to ask questions in the forums and not in the drunken ramblings. Its all good and thanks for taking time to join in and ask questions. Cheers keep em coming. Cheers :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 25 Nov - 16:38

Hi BeerRay, great question ,but we need to post in the Forum so we can be notified about your question. Ill post it now for you, no worries. Go to forums. cheers.

BeerRay1986 - Sat 21 Nov - 12:44

Hi all does anyone had a set amount of priming sugar they use to bottling? i use online calculators and its always under carbed!!! cheers guys

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 29 Oct - 12:27

Great brew day today. The over night mash is really working well. Cheers everyone

ozdevil1 - Mon 21 Sep - 14:46

this could be dangerous my druken ramblings might not make sense ...didnt even this fuction was here

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