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First Harvest

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First Harvest

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:04 am
by TimmyR
1#5oz of cascades pulled from my garden today and on my dehydrater at 95F.

Any thoughts on how brown is too brown for hop cones? Mine are browning slightly to medium on the sunny side of the trellis.

Re: First Harvest

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:10 am
by TimmyR
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Re: First Harvest

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:22 am
by Ozwald
Those look absolutely horrible. You should mail them to me for proper disposal at once. :lol:

But really, they look great & there's nothing I see that wouldn't go in my kettle.

Re: First Harvest

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:55 am
by mtyquinn
You got to just play it by ear. I always judge my harvest by the papery sound of the hops. Brown is okay if it's dry and not rotting. Smells good then the hops are fine.

Re: First Harvest

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:10 pm
by TimmyR
Smelled great off the bine....now not so brite after 9+hours in dehydrater at 95F Lost 65% of weight during dehydrate. Going to bag and freeze and see how they do. Harvesting more tonight.

Re: First Harvest

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:18 am
by mtyquinn
I love my hops, but harvesting irritates my skin so bad. Something about the prickly vines that just doesn't agree with my skin. I finally go a vacuum sealer this year so I'm hoping to freeze my harvest.

Re: First Harvest

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:13 pm
by spiderwrangler
mtyquinn wrote:I love my hops, but harvesting irritates my skin so bad. Something about the prickly vines that just doesn't agree with my skin. I finally go a vacuum sealer this year so I'm hoping to freeze my harvest.


From what I've heard, it's not unique to you. Hops get you itchy.

Re: First Harvest

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:05 am
by TimmyR
mtyquinn wrote:I love my hops, but harvesting irritates my skin so bad. Something about the prickly vines that just doesn't agree with my skin. I finally go a vacuum sealer this year so I'm hoping to freeze my harvest.


Same here...they leave welts on my arms when I go in to cut my bines back after they get overgrown. I've vacuum sealed fresh wet hops and dried hops both successfully. I love my Foodsaver.

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