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WET HOPS Ohio Valley Hops can provide you with wet hops during harvest by prior arrangement, and can deliver the hops within hours of picking. Depending on the variety and this year’s weather, harvest may range from early August to late September. See our hop variety descriptions for projected harvest dates of specific varieties, and we’ll update in real time as the cones ripen. For wet hopping, plan on about five to seven times the weight (they're mostly water weight) to achieve the same hoppiness as dry hops.
DRY WHOLE LEAF HOPS We dry our hops gently (handling and temperature) to prevent evaporation of oils and loss of the lupulin. Although most brewers are set up to use pelletized hops, we believe that whole leaf hops make a terrific, and potentially better beer. The hammering and pelletizing process can cause the evaporation of some of the essential oils that give hops their flavor, that a gently dried whole hop cone will retain to better flavor your brew. A number of major brewers (Victory, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes) exclusively use whole leaf hops, not pellets. We realize this is not what most brewers use, so if you're interested let us know before we pelletize.
PELLETIZED HOPS All of our remaining crop that is not sold wet or whole leaf will be pelletized, and packaged in nitrogen flushed Mylar bags. We can package any custom size on request, up to 11 lbs.