Fresh hop identification

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Hangover68

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Is there any way to identify the variety of fresh hops ?, i picked 1kg off a friends plant that he didn't know the variety of and at first i thought it had the aroma of Saaz. I brewed a pils with it and now i'm not so sure, tastes good but it doesn't have the flavour or aroma of Saaz that i'm familiar with.
 

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ya sure it wasnt a whoopiweed hop lol

sorry cant help ya with identification thou
 
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1. Sequence the genome and hope for a match.
2. Use it as a whirlpool addition in a smash with an easygoing base malt, ferment with a fairly neutral ale yeast and try to guess after tasting. Maybe your friend has done that.
3. Look for a manual of hop identification.

My guess is that #2 is the best option.
 

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1. Sequence the genome and hope for a match.
2. Use it as a whirlpool addition in a smash with an easygoing base malt, ferment with a fairly neutral ale yeast and try to guess after tasting. Maybe your friend has done that.
3. Look for a manual of hop identification.

My guess is that #2 is the best option.

Beer was kegged yesterday so will wait for a taste test, grower isnt a brewer so never used the hops.
 

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