Wild hops

Asked August 23, 2015, 6:45 PM EDT

i raise hops this is a loner plant they always grow up pine trees not Japanese hops. Question can you tell the sub-species of this hops the leaves don't really have "fingers" the cones were as pungent as ones in yard

Taylor County Iowa

1 Response

Unfortunately there is really no way to determine what kind of hops they are, or even if they are a recognized variety, without a laboratory DNA test. If you are curious about utilization, you might make a small batch of beer with different quantities and different addition timings to see what kind of characteristics are imparted on the finished beverage.