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Things really “hopping” – 2013 OHGA AGM

Ontario really is “hopping,” judging by the turnout at the organization’s inaugural Annual General Meeting in Guelph Feb. 2, 2013.   About 30 growers, affiliate members and members of the public showed up for the event at the annual Organic Conference at ...

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AAU Testing Available to hop growers

AAU Testing Available to hop growers

AAU testing is now available for Ontario hop growers through A & L Laboratories in London, ON. Cost $40 / sample. Sample submission information have not yet been posted to their website (www.alcanada.com). However, interested growers can contact A & L directly for ...

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Busy year for hop production in Ontario

Checking out the quality during a harvesting run at Bighead Hops in Meaford in early September 2012. The hops were transported to Bighead for picking, from a grower in the Barrie area. This is the first year that hops were grown commercially in eastern, central and southern Ontario since the 1930s.

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Hops, an important part of the brewing process

Hops , cone clusters from the female plant, have been a key ingredient in brewing since the 11th century. They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavor, though hops ...

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Ontario Hop Growers Association Forms

March 17, 2012 - PRESS RELEASE: ‘Ontario’s hopping’ - re-establishing a heritage crop inOntario The re-emergence of commercial hop production in Ontario took a major step forward this past week with the formation of the Ontario Hop Grower’s Association. Formed ...

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