Fresh Hop Pre Order 2016

Fresh Hops

This year, we’ll be ordering fresh hops from Chilliwack. Place your order now for the following at $1.25 /oz (wet):




  • The Deadline is July 31. Hops will be harvested in September.

Wet hops, also called fresh hops, are freshly picked from the bine and used immediately. They are not dried or processed in any way. Many people agree that the use of wet hops lends a more vibrant, fresher aroma and flavour to beer. A number of local breweries employ the technique of wet hopping including Driftwood Brewery with their Sartori Harvest IPA. Other breweries experimenting with Wet hops include Hoyne, Phillips, Townsite, Salt Spring Island Ales and Granville Island. If you want to try your hand at some wet-hopped homebrew, this is the time of year to make it happen.

Some things to consider:

  • Wet hops, as the name suggests, contain a great deal more water than their dried counterpart. If you’re aiming for a target AAU, you’ll have to increase the amount of hops you use by about six times. The extra water also means you may have to compensate with extra malt to hit your target OG.
  • Wet hops are ideally suited for late boil additions and, ironically, dry hopping. If you’re only dry hopping with wet hops, you don’t have to concern yourself with using extra in order to get your IBUs
  • Wet hops need to be used as soon as possible. They can be stored in the fridge but should be used within 4 days. Remember, it’s all about freshness!



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