Hop Flowers vs. Pellets

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Hop Flowers vs. Pellets

Postby jccturf » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:08 pm

I have only used pellets until recently, I bought some pellets and 1 oz of flower plugs. Is 1 ounce of flower plugs the same as 1 once of pellets? I read somewhere that flowers are about 10x more potent than pellets
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Hops

Postby slothrob » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:23 am

An ounce of hop cones is virtually interchangeable with an ounce of hop pellets.
The cones are 90% as efficient as pellets, which you can adjust for by using 10% more, but it won't usually make a noticeable difference.
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wet vs. dried

Postby j_loop » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:51 pm

"An ounce of hop cones is virtually interchangeable with an ounce of hop pellets. "

Isn't that only if the cones have been dried? I've seen places that sell "wet" hop cones and those are certainly not at a 1:1 ratio with pellets.

You can lose 50%-70% of a cones' weight by drying so if you're getting wet cones I'd buy more accordingly.
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fresh hops

Postby slothrob » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:27 pm

Yes, fresh, undried hop cones are roughly 5 times less potent than dried hops.
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