1 Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:54 PM

Hi everyone,

So, finally had a decent harvest of my hops, about 250g of hop flowers. Smelt amazing picking them.

Just wondering how other home growers use their hops in their home brew.

I have just used 30g of my home grown hop flowers in a 10 min boil to get rid of any nasties but would like to dry hop in a chux clothe around day 4 of any ferment ( ala the Hop Slam NZ recipe ).

Anyone had any infection issues? As these flowers have been out in the lovely sunshine all summer I am a bit worried of an infection.

Cheers,

Martyn.

2 Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:02 PM

Commercial hops aren't boiled or sanitised in any way before they're used in your brews so you'll be fine. Was the 250g harvested the wet weight or the dried weight?

3 Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:20 PM

Thanks for that.

250g was the dried weight.

I'd add a photo but not sure how it works on here.

Cheers,

Martyn.

Last edited by Martyn (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:20 PM)