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> Wild Hops, Errrr... any way to get a ballpark IBU or AA value?
post Aug 29 2012, 09:02 AM
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Last year an acquaintance told me he had hops growing on his property, he didn't plant it. The plant ran up a telephone poll guide wire on its own. I went there in Feb and cleared the area a bit, removed old growth etc. I know NY used to be a significant hops producer a long time ago. I've also read that most of the "wild" hops I would run into is likely to be cluster. Is there any way to get an idea of the AA or IBU value short of sending it to a lab? I'm going to harvest this in the next couple of days.
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