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moeknows



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PostSubject: Where to find wild hops in Utah?   Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:39 pm

Anyone know where I can find wild hops here in Utah to add to my homebrew?
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lordshockspeare



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PostSubject: Re: Where to find wild hops in Utah?   Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:13 am

I have found and brewed with, probably not wild more likely feral, hops growing at Red Butte gardens. Assuming you can get to the Garden entrance, the one that is used for concerts, instead of going into the gardens, walk south along the Bonneville shoreline trail. after about 30-50 ft you should get to a stream crossing/bridge. If you look at the chain-link fence that encloses Red Butte Gardens you should see a rather healthy hop vine growing on it.

I have filled up several Nalgene bottles with them. I use them mainly for aromatic and flavoring hops for pale ales or hefe's. Since they are feral, there is no easy way to determine the alpha acid content, they don't taste nearly as floral or distinct as Saaz or some of the noble varieties so I just use them as filler more than anything else.

although, this was a few years ago and I have since started growing my own with more predicatble results. I have already harvested all the hops growing on my house so there is good chance the Red Butte ones are done for the season.

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PostSubject: Re: Where to find wild hops in Utah?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:01 pm

you could grow your own. thats what i do.
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PostSubject: Re: Where to find wild hops in Utah?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:03 pm

Bob wrote:
you could grow your own. thats what i do.
are you selling rhizomes on ksl?
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PostSubject: Re: Where to find wild hops in Utah?   Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:00 am

I grow my own as well. But as Lordshockspear, said. You will get mixed results. Wild or feral hops are a bit of a crap shoot the first time you use them.
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Bob



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PostSubject: Re: Where to find wild hops in Utah?   Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:08 am

No i don't sell them. I have always ordered off of Freshhops.com
shooting for a specific target for alpha is a wild card. it is still fun to do Very Happy
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