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GHW
Chug wrote:
I thought it better to use my unknown quality hops for flavour/aroma rather than bittering so I'm interested in your results when using yours for bittering Gareth.


Well it's the unknown quality that makes me think bittering is a safer bet than flavour/aroma use.
I can handle a slightly less or more bitter beer. Not a tasteless one. And I've already slung forty pints in the last week!

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Steve
GHW wrote:
Well it's the unknown quality that makes me think bittering is a safer bet than flavour/aroma use. I can handle a slightly less or more bitter beer. Not a tasteless one. And I've already slung forty pints in the last week!


Get it brewed!
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GHW
Steve wrote:


Get it brewed!


Wish I could. Got clobbered with some unexpected parenting duties. A week tue is looking like my next best bet. I'm going to struggle to have it in decent nick for xmas at this rate. Hoped to have four beers ready by then and I'll have two, maybe three if I'm lucky.
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Tony1951
I've got three bags of home grown First Gold that I froze without drying them. I'm hoping to use them next time I do a brew. I've read that they should be dried first or they will freeze and turn to much when they are defrosted..... That doesn't sound that great except that all I want from them are the flavour compounds and those should not really be affected by the fact that the plant cells were ruptured by being frozen wet. In my thinking, I will just drop the frozen hops into the end of the boil and they will just give up their flavour compounds. What is to go wrong? Maybe there is something I am missing here.
I am off grid until the weekend.
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Chug
I tried an early tester of this at the weekend, a really nice pint that slides down a treat, it could have done with just a touch more hops to bring the flavour through a little more, but nonetheless it tastes citrusy, if slightly undercarbed and I'm looking forward to making a brew with next years, hopefully bigger hop harvest. All in all I'm well chuffed for my first attempt with my own hops.[biggrin]
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Clibit
Chug wrote:
I tried an early tester of this at the weekend, a really nice pint that slides down a treat, it could have done with just a touch more hops to bring the flavour through a little more, but nonetheless it tastes citrusy, if slightly undercarbed and I'm looking forward to making a brew with next years, hopefully bigger hop harvest. All in all I'm well chuffed for my first attempt with my own hops.[biggrin]


That's really good to hear chug. Maybe I need to get a hop plant. I just have a small back yard though...
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GHW
Nice one chug that must be very gratifying for you.
Given everyone's feedback and the fact I found a pack of bought first gold in the freezer I think I'll make my bitter with the bought stuff and do a small batch of single hop with my own. Might try and get them both done on Sunday!
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Chug
That sounds like a good plan to me Gareth, keep us posted. [thumb]
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Hops_and_Dreams
GHW wrote:
Nice one chug that must be very gratifying for you.
Given everyone's feedback and the fact I found a pack of bought first gold in the freezer I think I'll make my bitter with the bought stuff and do a small batch of single hop with my own. Might try and get them both done on Sunday!

Glad you have succumbed to peer pressure.

Good move though.
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GHW
Hops_and_Dreams wrote:

Glad you have succumbed to peer pressure.

Good move though.


I categorically did not succumb to peer pressure. I listened and acted of my own volition.
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Clibit
GHW wrote:
I categorically did not succumb to peer pressure. I listened and acted of my own volition.


I think the clue is in the word 'listened'.  [rofl]
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Steve
Clibit wrote:


I think the clue is in the word 'listened'.  [rofl]


[rofl]
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