2013 Pelletized Hop Harvest Available for Brewers
Wisconsin Hop Exchanged Cooperative Releases 2013 Growing Season Hops
MADISON, WI, December 4 — The Wisconsin Hop Exchanged has announced it is releasing the Cooperative’s Hops in pellet form, from the 2013 Growing Season. The Wisconsin Hop Exchange is a Cooperative that currently has 42 members who are located all around the State of Wisconsin as well as other Midwest States. Cooperative members in 2013 have produced almost 8,000 pounds of hops in 2013. This is 6 times the amount the Cooperative had for sale from the 2012 Crop.
The Wisconsin Hop Exchange was able to secure a loan to purchase a new hop pelting system along with packaging equipment. This equipment along with an excellent growing year contributed to very high quality hops for Wisconsin Hop Exchange customers. “Our Brewer Customers are going to love these hops, the aromas are amazing.” say’s Rich Joseph, Vice President of Wisconsin Hop Exchange. “We had plenty of moisture early in the growing season to really get the hops up the string, was a little dry the last 30 days but with irrigation we can handle that. The new pelleting system worked extremely well. We wanted to make pellets that maintain as much of their oils as possible, and we accomplished that. The way our hops are processed makes them perfect for dry hopping as well.” “If you are a brewer, you have seen other pelleted hops sitting in the bottom of your storage tanks that have never broken down when bottling, very frustrating, because of our lower temperatures and low pressure on our pelleter, our pellets are much more effective. We have also custom processed hops for individuals this year.” Said Joseph.
Brewers need to purchase or put on hold their needs for the next 12 months as soon as possible. The 2012 crop was sold out by January 2013, leaving most of the brewing year unable to use Wisconsin Hops. Wisconsin Hop Exchange has already sold or placed on hold 20% of the 2013 crop. “We always give our past customers first choice on our hops.
Wisconsin Hop Exchange sells hops in 10# packaging that is nitrogen gas flushed and vacuum sealed and then stored in freezer storage until shipped. Interested brewers can contact Rich Joseph: 608-516-9649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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