Hop Cone Drying for the Small Grower: Temperature and Airflow Considerations

Published 2024
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Small hop growers without nearby processors for cone stripping and drying must attempt to do so on their own farm. Challenges exist for self-built drying systems, including drying capacity, processing speed, air direction, and maintaining quality during drying. Research-based recommendations are given for optimal temperature, sizing of drying vessel and maximum cone depth, and influences associated with airflow direction on processing uniformity and cone quality are presented.

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Stacy A. Adams

David M. Mabie

Michael F. Kocher

David Jones

Publication Date January 25, 2024
Last Revision Date January 25, 2024
Language English

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