Herefordshire hop grower Sarah Hawkins and Farm Manager Matt Bailey of The Farm in Bosbury, travelled to the Pure Craft Bar in Birmingham this week
Fresh hops straight from the bine during the harvest period
Only available during the harvest period as they are picked from the bine and used, ideally, within 24hrs. The freshest hops allow brewers to craft beers that give completely different characteristics, flavours and aromas.
Cones at harvest have moisture of nearly 80% before they are dried down to below 12% for packing. Therefore we suggest that you increase the addition rate by five to eight times more than you would normally use
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