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Yesterday I received a fantastic bag of fresh juicy smelly moist lovely Taiheke hops, Biodynamically grown and certified fresh up from the South Island. I missed out by a few days for me to have used them fresh in my latest brew, a tragedy almost, However I have dried them overnight on the lowest setting and now join the other hops in my deep freeze........at the moment I've got more fresh dried hops than I know what to do with so I will put another brew down after this one, a lager or pilsner maybe.

IMG_2381.jpg  IMG_2382.jpg  IMG_2384.jpg  Look at the size of them, put mine to shame. 


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Yesterday I received a fantastic bag of fresh juicy smelly moist lovely Taiheke hops, Biodynamically grown and certified fresh up from the South Island. I missed out by a few days for me to have used them fresh in my latest brew, a tragedy almost, However I have dried them overnight on the lowest setting and now join the other hops in my deep freeze........at the moment I've got more fresh dried hops than I know what to do with so I will put another brew down after this one, a lager or pilsner maybe.  Look at the size of them, put mine to shame. 


Not heard of Taiheke hops. A new one maybe? One that doesn't travel anyway, presumably.
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Yes I think it is fairly new but hard to come buy fresh because apparently the local craft brewers buy them up fast to put fresh in their brews. You can buy them in pellet form though. I think you would like them going buy the description (I haven't used them before). Here is the description link, described as very citrusy.
https://www.nzhops.co.nz/variety/taiheke


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I can smell them in the picture
Look great!
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Yes I think it is fairly new but hard to come buy fresh because apparently the local craft brewers buy them up fast to put fresh in their brews. You can buy them in pellet form though. I think you would like them going buy the description (I haven't used them before). Here is the description link, described as very citrusy.
https://www.nzhops.co.nz/variety/taiheke



It sounds lovely Tiger. I'll keep an eye out!
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I can smell them in the picture
Look great!


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Yes, my brew shed is attached and to the side of my clinic as a separate room, I dried them over night and the smell was great but I had to open doors and windows in the clinic as the odour had drifted in........don't want people getting the wrong idea [smile]
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Seems Taiheke is the new name for NZ Cascade hops.
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It sounds lovely Tiger. I'll keep an eye out!


Here's the link to purchase the pelleted form for future thoughts.

https://www.haurakihomebrew.co.nz/hop-pellets-cone-hops-hop-teabags/157-taiheke-nz-was-cascade.html
 


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Seems Taiheke is the new name for NZ Cascade hops.


Yes that's what it implies but because of different soil and selection has changed it has changed the characteristics quite significantly, interesting.

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Yes that's what it implies but because of different soil and selection has changed it has changed the characteristics quite significantly, interesting.


Yes every region's version is different. There are UK Cascades, totally different. But NZ Cascades have been around a while, so it's not a new hop. 
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Yes I am presuming they are like grapes and other fruit. We purchased some Italian Kiwi fruit the other week and noticed the difference in taste to our local ones, I guess it'a something the agro' people know a lot about especially in the wine industry.
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Yes I am presuming they are like grapes and other fruit. We purchased some Italian Kiwi fruit the other week and noticed the difference in taste to our local ones, I guess it'a something the agro' people know a lot about especially in the wine industry.


Cascade is a good example for hops grown in different regions actually, I love Cascade but have been surprised at the difference between countries 👍
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Cascade is a good example for hops grown in different regions actually, I love Cascade but have been surprised at the difference between countries 👍


Yes, I can purchase the Cascade plants here no problem but I have the feeling that the Taiheke version is not for sale to the likes of me.

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Cascade is a good example for hops grown in different regions actually, I love Cascade but have been surprised at the difference between countries 👍


Terroire me ol' son, terroire  innit ? (spot those Del Boy shoulder shrugs, head nods, shaking of the Chinese gold jewellery)

Even my Fuggles / EKG / Cobb hop plants here have taken on some sort of European thing ... they gave floral the first time I brewed with them.



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