Hops are one of the main components of beer. Since I'm brewing my own, I thought I might as well grow my own hops...and this is the time of year to do it! My local homebrew shops are selling 15 varieties of hop rhizomes. A rhizome looks like a stick and is the cutting from a hop plant. I selected these four varieties:
- Kent Goldings: Herbal and aromatic, the ultimate English flavor and aroma hop. 3 - 6% alpha acid.
- Magnum: Very clean, intense bittering hop. 14 - 18% alpha acid.
Sep. 19: Although my hop garden was a flaming disaster, check this out to see what a real hop farm and harvest looks like. My visit to Goschie Hop Farms.