Category Archives: Hop Varieties

2014 Hop Harvest

The 2014 hop crop. I have 5 plants but for some reason this is always the most productive, has the most growth and gives the most hop cones. I’m quite certain they’re ready to pick, or darn close to it. … Continue reading

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Nice Hop Use/Substitution Charts!

Leave it to the guys at BYO… http://byo.com/resources/hops

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2013 Hop Harvest

Cascade hops! 2013 is probably the best year of hop growing since the John Reeves days.

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What’s your favourite hop?

So, what’s your favourite hop? This question was posed the other day on the tastybrew.com forum, and it got me thinking. I guess I’d have to sqay it depends on the style. For anything from the British Isles, be it … Continue reading

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Simcoe Hops

Simcoe is best characterized as having a pronounced pine or woodsy aroma. It is a bittering hop ranging from 12 to 14% AAU that also imparts its characteristic aroma. The cultivar was bred by Yakima Chief in the USA. It … Continue reading

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