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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wet Hop Beers

There is a good article on the rise of wet hop beers at AOL Money and Finance. Wet or fresh hop beers are made once a year, usually on the day of hop harvest. There has been a huge rise in the number of wet hop beers released this year, with Sierra Nevada and Dog Fish Head both on the list. I also see that one of my new favorites, Deschutes brewery, has one called Hop Trip. I'll have to be on the lookout for that one.

I've grown my own hops before, but I've always dried them prior to use. The ratio of wet to dry is 4:1 or 5:1 by weight, so brewing with fresh ones is sure to add quite a bit of water to your brew. It should be wonderful, hop-infused water though.

Happy hopping!

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