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Thread: What to do with a bushel of hops?

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    What to do with a bushel of hops?

    My husband makes his own beer, so a couple of years ago, I planted a couple of hops vines to trail up the porch railings. I had a bumper crop of hops flowers this year...at least a bushel full. I have way more than the DH needs for his beermaking. Does anyone have any ideas on how to use hops in food recipes?

    (I know...this one's weird.)

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    The only use I know for them is making beer. Maybe your husband can share his bounty with other home brewers. You could try putting an ad in Craigslist for them. I bet there are a lot more home brewers in your area than you realize, it is very popular now.

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    I had some hops vines that I bought to trail over my gazebo. I swapped the clusters still on the vines with some pubs for decorations and got either beers or a gift certificate.

    When I called a company that sold the plants they asked me what kind I wanted so I told then a couple. When I asked the price they told me "nothing" and it would be free shipping. I asked them how they usually sold the plants they told me "by the acre"

    The flowers and the hops are tiny castinets and quite beautiful. In the UK it is a summer tradition for city families to camp out and pick hops in the fall. The smell of drying hops in the oast barnsis everywhere

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    This may help you find some recipes. The Hoppy Hot Chocolate on the 2nd link sounds good to me.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=recipes+using+hops&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1-ab

    https://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/re...le3197991.html



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    ​I wonder if you dried them if they would make nice stuffing for an animal bed?

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    If your DH makes his own beer, he probably has a few friends that would welcome such a treat. I think they can be frozen for future use too. My DS makes his own beer too and planted some hops in his back yard. They are like weeds--no need to replant
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