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Farm Fresh News



Feb. 10, 2014: Hop Rhizomes are now up for pre-order HERE!

Jan 1, 2014: Crop 2013 CHF Homepack hops are now available!

December 17, 2012: All pellets are now crop 2012, enjoy!

November 7, 2012: New crop hops are being pelleted and we are currently shipping new crop leaf hop!

August 28, 2012: Harvest is upon us! Because of your many requests we are also now offering fresh hop vines here 

June 19, 2012: New blog post here, check it out!








Whole Leaf Hops

Whole leaf hops (a.k.a. raw hop, leaf hop, dried hop) are the compressed, dried hop cones of the female hop plant. During harvest season in the fall, hop cones are meticulously separated from the vine, dried, cured, and compressed into 200 lb. bales. Some brewers prefer leaf hops because they view them as the freshest, most natural ingredient to use both in the kettle and post-boil dry-hopping. However, leaf hops do present some challenges to brewers like storage space, kettle efficiencies, and a shorter shelf life. To best maintain the integrity of leaf hops, one should store them in vacuumed-sealed, oxygen-flushed barrier bags at 26f ° and below. These certain precautions will ensure ultimate hop aroma and bittering qualities.

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