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Green hops

Fresh hops straight from the bine during the harvest period

What are green hops?

Green hops are 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.

Atlas green hops on the bine
New Zealand Nelson green hops tipping into the kiln

Planning a fresh (green) hop harvest beer?

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

We also suggest just using them at the end of the boil or in a conditioning tank for aroma only and we recommend using them within 24 hours of picking. Alpha analysis will not be available this early after picking so your normal bittering hops should be used at the start of the boil. We will be able to provide fresh hops picked and dispatched on the same day.
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Andy from Ad Hop tells us about the journey his green hops will take

 

Keep an eye out for green hop updates during August, September and October

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Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight is your chance to taste newly released beers made from just-harvested hops produced by over 30 of Kent’s finest brewers

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Herefordshire & Worcestershire hop growers and brewers shine a welcome light on the vital role the region has to play in the future of British brewing

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