From the HBD Archive
From: Darryl Richman <>
Subject: re: hops and light
Date: 1989-08-26 14:28:18 GMT

Why don't hops get skunky sitting out there in the sun? The resins
we are trying to extract are contained in little sacs called
lupuoles, and these grow at the base of the bracts (leaves)
of the hop cone, right next to the stem. Sort of like growing
in your armpit. They are buried pretty deeply, so they are
protected from the sun.

--Darryl Richman

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