Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hops and Hoppers

A lot of you were able to purchase hops from High Desert Hop Farms last week, but didn't know the specific Alpha Acid content of the hops that you bought. Well the alpha report on those hops is in from Univ. Oregon in Corvallis. Here you go.

Cascade 5.37
Columbus 12.12
Galena 8.19

The Alphas are slightly below average so adjust your recipes accordingly.

Also Donovan Steele, Secret Agent and Brewmaster at Hoppers has decided that his debut bottled beers are looking to be a Pils around 5.2% abv and a Black Lager at or a round 6% abv. Dono seens to be really geeked about the Black Lager at near bock strength... perhaps a Schwarzbock? Okay... now you've got my attention!

Posts will be sporadic for the rest of the week, I'm headed for Denver to attend The Great American Beer Festival for "research" purposes.... yeah, I almost chuckled myself. Anyone else going? I'd love to hook up.

Prost!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

IT'S OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY not the UNIVERSITY OF OREGON!!!!!!!!!!

Tilley's Mum said...

Hey Mikey, looking forward to seeing you in Denver!! :)

Andrew said...

Thanks for posting the AA%. I'm going to brew with the hops from High Desert this weekend. Have fun in Denver.