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Craft Grown Hops From Central Oregon

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Redmond Oregon, Est. 2015

10 December 2014

Hops planned for the new trellis in 2015

Posted in Hops on the bine, Planning a Hop Yard

Selecting hops for a first year hop farm

We've decided to start with three varieties of Hops for our initial planting, two are current staples and the third is a solid performer that has been trending well lately.

So with out further delay here is our inaugural Hop line up for the 2015 harvest.

  • Cascade*
    • High-yielding, floral American aroma type developed by the USDA breeding program in Oregon and released in 1972. Well-balanced bittering qualities with low amounts of alpha acids. Mid-season maturity.
      • Yield (kilos per hectare) 1,792 - 2,240
      • Yield (lbs per acre) 1,600 - 2,000
      • Alpha Acids 4.5 - 7.0%
      • Beta Acids 4.8 - 7.0%
      • Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 33 - 40%
      • Total Oils (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) 0.7 - 1.4
      • Myrcene (as % of total oils) 45 - 60%
      • Caryophyllene (as % of total oils) 3.5 - 5.5%
      • Humulene (as % of total oils) 8.0 - 13%
      • Farnesene (as % of total oils) 3.0 - 7.0%
      • Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20° C) 48 - 52%
  • Centennial*
    • Good yielding, balanced variety released in 1990, sometimes referred to as a super Cascade with its higher alpha content, produces a medium-sized dense cone that matures mid-season.
      • Yield (kilos per hectare) 1,700 - 2,000
      • Yield (lbs per acre) 1,500 - 1,750
      • Alpha Acids 9.5 - 11.5%
      • Beta Acids 3.5 - 4.5%
      • Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 29 - 30%
      • Total Oils (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) 1.5 - 2.5
      • Myrcene (as % of total oils) 45 - 55%
      • Caryophyllene (as % of total oils) 5.0 - 8.0%
      • Humulene (as % of total oils) 10 - 18%
      • Farnesene (as % of total oils) < 1.0%
      • Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20° C) 60 - 65%
  • Nugget*
    • Strong herbal/slight spice aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry.
      • Yield (kilos per hectare) 2,016 - 2,464
      • Yield (lbs per acre) 1,800 - 2,200
      • Alpha Acids 11.5 - 14.0%
      • Beta Acids 4.2 - 5.8%
      • Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 22 - 26%
      • Total Oils (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) 1.8 - 2.2
      • Myrcene (as % of total oils) 48 - 55%
      • Caryophyllene (as % of total oils) 7.0 - 9.0%
      • Humulene (as % of total oils) 16 - 19%
      • Farnesene (as % of total oils) <1.0%
      • Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20° C) 76%

Check back for updates on the number of rhizomes for each variety we managed to get in the ground as well as tracking growth throughout the season.

* Data provided by USA HOPS. Link to source provided below.

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