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A question for the Humulus lupulus obsessed

Question 1: What do these hops have in common?

Cascade
Citra
East Kent Goldings
Galaxy
Hallertau Mittelfrüh
Kohatu
Marynka
Nelson Sauvin
Saaz
Strisselspalt
Styrian Goldings
Wai-Iti

Question 2: What seems strange about the picture?

 

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7 Responses to A question for the Humulus lupulus obsessed

  1. steve February 24, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    They’re the hops marstons are using in their single hop range. What I found strange is them managing to get hold of citra.

  2. Steve February 24, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    They’re all covered in For Love of Hops in a respectful, technical, and enthusiastic manner.

    Too obvious? 😉

  3. Stan Hieronymus February 24, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    Second Steve, yes they are in the book, but First Steve correctly noted what they have more specifically in common.

    More about the Marston’s project Roger Protz here and from Adrian-Tierney Jones here.

    I got an email this morning from somebody who asked where the picture (as in what’s wrong?) is. I was actually asking for guesses about what strikes me as a bit odd about the Marston’s project.

  4. Steve February 24, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    “I was actually asking for guesses about what strikes me as a bit odd about the Marston’s project.”

    The first thing that stood out to me was all the beers will be 4%. Odd to many these days, seems delightful to me!

    S.

  5. Jeff Alworth February 24, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    I sat there for five minutes trying to figure it out–the entire time spent on taxonomy. What a blind alley. Stan, I recently read, either in Richard Unger’s Medieval book or Ian Hornsey’s book, that Saaz and Hallertau are the ur-brewing hops. It was only a toss-off reference, the kind I recognize as indicative of a low level of authorial confidence. I thought to myself: soon we’ll have a source to consult on these matters.

    Not damn soon enough for my purposes, but soon.

  6. braukerl February 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    I dunno Stan. The single UK variety perhaps? Would have thought challenger bramling cross or first gold might have made a showing.

  7. Stan Hieronymus February 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Yep. That’s what struck me as odd. Why three new wave hops from New Zealand and only one from England? The hops you mention are all interesting, or get an experimental from Wye . . .

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