So it has already been established that I raise Tetnanger Hops (1) which are one of the 4 noble hops (hops known to be the first recognized varieties)(2).
This year was no exception. It again started with my usual procedure of checking the plants and using lines to help them climb.
So the season progressed nicely. An extra load of
sheep poop natural fertilizer was added to both stands of hops and with the plentiful water and attention to detail, we ended up with a good batch of hops which congregated mostly at the tops of the hop vines.
At this point we froze the hops in 6oz portions. Due to the drawn out nature of this recipe, i wanted to make sure the hops were stored as close to fresh as possible when needed.
(2) Noble Hops:
- Hallertauer ( Mittelfrüh)