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2008 HOPS!

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:59 pm
by triple-oh-six
triplepoint wrote:The summer heat is kicking in here in Louisiana. I hope my vines don't just wither away.
- TP


They'll be just fine, they love the heat.
Just make sure you water them well, preferably at dawn and/or dusk. Mine are on a timer.

halucin8 wrote:I was also wondering what would happen if I cut them off at the ground to harvest, would they grow again this year??


It's actually suggested that you cut them down if you are in a area where it gets really cold.
They should grow back just fine, mine sure did.(not that it ever gets cold here)
You can also bury the vines.


I sandwich my hops between air filters and bungee to a box fan on med, they are dry in about 24 hrs.

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I vacuum seal and freeze after they are dry.

Here's a great place for some quick info:
http://www.freshops.com/gardening.html

Prost

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:24 pm
by Brew Engineer
Here's some updated pictures of my new hop plants.

Here's the Cascade I planted last fall.

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And the two Cacades next to each other. The new one is finaly starting to take off.

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And here are the Goldings and Fuggles.

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:59 am
by halucin8
So I harvested a couple weeks ago and got 7.5oz after drying. Not too bad since they are flowering again.

Prost.

Re: 2008 HOPS!

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:29 am
by Madtown Brew
Finally got some pics of my hops this year. Planted 9 varieties - 2x centennial, fuggle, williamette, nugget, mt. hood, magnum, sterling, cascade, and 2x goldings.

So far, only the centennial and goldings have flowered. Most vigorous growers were (in decreasing order) Cascade, magnum, goldings, nugget, centennial. Worst grower was fuggle by far as it is still only about 5' tall.

Pics taken on 7/30

the whole row

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Magnum

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Cascade

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Goldings flowers (note the jap beetle damage :evil: )

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Re: 2008 HOPS!

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:02 pm
by Brew Engineer
Pictures of my awsome hop crops!!!

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Cascade:

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Cascade 2:

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Fuggles (Hit hard by Japanese Beetles):

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Goldings (Hit hard by Japanese Beetles):

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Re: 2008 HOPS!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:19 pm
by Madtown Brew
Harvest report:

8 oz. Goldings (dried)
quality: meh

14 oz. Centennial (dried)
quality: good

Lots more to come! :bnarmy:

Re: 2008 HOPS!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:09 pm
by lucybear999
Getting Close...Cascades as of 8-24

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Re: 2008 HOPS!

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:12 am
by yabodie
So lots of talk has been about when to harvest hops for the new growers and I have a hard time visualizing what the hop cone would look like. Based on the cover of the latest Zymergy do the hops in the photo match what a hop should look like when it is ready to be harvested?

Thanks!

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