Identifying Hops

Asked August 30, 2019, 3:46 PM EDT

Hello, Are you able to identify the the type of hops? We inherited them with the house. Thank you! Maureen Budd

Eaton County Michigan

1 Response

Hi Maureen

The only real way to determine the exact heritage of your hops is through DNA analysis. You may be able to find a lab that can do it for you: For example: http://www.biogeneticservices.com/plant_genotyping.htm

You can try to get an approximation by submitting a sample for quality testing (alpha, beta, essential oils, His, etc.) and compare it to other varieties as well. Here is an example: http://aatestlabs.com/

Hope this helps!