Locally-Grown Hops in Decatur County, Indiana

 Hops Varieties

Chinook, Cascade, Nugget, & Wet Hops

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 Our Hops Yard

1.4 acres with 1,500 plants and 3 varieties. We also have acres to expand and potentially grow certain hops for certain brewers that are looking for varieties we don’t already grow. *Wet, whole cone hops may be requested. We keep updates on harvest for these. All the rest will be T-9 PELITIZED and sealed in mylar bags –  just let us know the quantity.

 

Nugget

Nugget is a bittering-type cultivar, bred in 1970 from the USDA 65009 female plant and USDA 63015M. The lineage of Nugget is 5/8 Brewers Gold, 1/8 Early Green, 1/16 Canterbury Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 5/32 unknown.

Nugget is a great bittering hop with a heavy herbal aroma. (alpha acid: 12.5-14.5% / beta acid: 4.0-6.0%)

Cascade

We call this the ‘flour’ in many beer recipes. Cascade is a staple for creating flavorful craft beers. It is a dual-purpose hop used in American Pale Ale. The aroma is flowery, citrusy, grapefruit & spice. It’s good for flavor and aroma, but an acceptable bittering hop. USDA release from Oregon State University in the early 1970s. It is named for the Cascade Mountain range.

4.5-7% Alpha Acids • Domestic  •  Finishing Hop

Click here for the final Cascade results

Chinook

Right up there with Cascade and Centennial, Chinook is one of the most widely grown hops in Ohio, considered a ‘workhorse’ due to its vigor. It is a dual-purpose bittering/flavoring hop with heavy aroma; spicy, pine-resiny with grapefruit notes. Beer styles include pale ales, lagers, IPAs, steam beer, and heavy bodied dark ales.

Alpha acids: 10-14%, betas 3-4%, cohumulone 29-34%, total oils 1.5-2.7%, myrcene 35-40%, humulene 18-25%, caryophyllene 9-11%

Our Hops Promise

Consistent hops from year to year with Purdue lab testing of our hops yearly with each variety for the Alpha/Beta acid content, total oils and dissolved CO2 content. We also keep up to date records of all chemicals and fertilizers used during the growing process, to ensure brewers they have all the information to brew a consistent and quality batch each time they use our hops in their brews. We also promise to coordinate and be available to deliver our hops to the brewer when promised to guarantee they get the upmost freshest hops into their batches of brew.