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Harvested my first batch of hops today..


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#1 Bklmt2000

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:26 AM

Seemed a bit earlier than prior years, but the cones looked good, smelled great, and the Japanese beetles were starting to wreak some havoc, so harvest day just happened.

 

I filled an entire 2 gallon bowl (like you'd serve chips out of at a party) heaping full, to the point I could barely get it into the house without spilling some hops.  Not sure how much they weighed wet, but it was considerable.

 

I have a 6 layer Presto food dehydrator, and each layer is completely full; it's been running in the basement now for a good hour or so.

 

Interestingly enough, I still have half the amount I harvested today, still on the plant (those are nowhere near ready to pick yet).


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#2 Steve Urquell

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 12:46 PM

Very cool. Which hops did you harvest?


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 01:02 PM

Cascade; first 2 tray's worth came out to 3 oz dry, which are now vac-sealed and in the freezer.  4 more trays are drying now.

 

Eyeball estimate says I might get a good 8-9 oz dry total. 


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