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Rhizome Exchange

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Rhizome Exchange

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:46 pm
by beerdrinker
Hey,

I know its a little ahead, but I thought, why not set up an annual rhizome exchange. We can all post here over the winter what types we expect to have availible and what we're looking for. Then when the spring comes and we can cut the rhizomes, we know who to send them to and can cheaply increase our varieties of hops growing.

I figure priority should go to those who are offering up rhizomes, but if there are extras, we should be able to work out ways to sell/donate our extra rhizomes to those setting up a hog garden.

A good way I could see of monitoring the transactions, is for a +/- system, where you get 1 point added for each rhizome you send to another grower, and one taken away for each rhizome recieved. This would be a good way for priorities to be determined, and then the givers would get priority (as they deserve) and those who are just getting started would be mid list and able to get a few rhizomes before they move too far down the list.

I know I have a fuggle and ??? growing at my cottage (gonna be transplanted home sometime in May) which are entering their second years, so maybe next year I'd have some rhizomes to conrtibute.

Let me know what you guys think, I'd be willing to keep track of the exchange if others are interested. I figure they could be sent pretty cheaply. If they are coming free, you might as well just pop them in a ziploc or plain plastic baggie and then regular envelope and then they can be mailed for less than a buck.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:01 pm
by beerdrinker
Just for those who wonder what the ??? hop variety is, I ordered four rhizomes from morebeer last year, but only two survived. One was the fuggle, my sister says she sang to it to motivate it to grow strong, and the other was either Northern Brewer, Williamette, or Chinook. I'll have to look up examples of the hop cones to find out which kinds I have ;-)

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:44 am
by Brew Engineer
I don't have any Rhizomes to trade, but I just wanted to commend you on your excellent use of the "no pants" option in your poll... Kudos!

:lol:

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:19 am
by Whitebeard_Brewer
I just got mine in the mail, and will be putting them in the ground this week-end. I will have Cascade and Willamette.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:52 am
by soilboy
I'd love some Cascades over here in the UK but seems like there are quarantine issues. Well Freshops won't ship to europe anyway.

Is it worth the risk of getting a friend in the US to mail me one? Any ideas?

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:39 pm
by thatguy314
soilboy wrote:I'd love some Cascades over here in the UK but seems like there are quarantine issues. Well Freshops won't ship to europe anyway.

Is it worth the risk of getting a friend in the US to mail me one? Any ideas?


What's the worst that happens? They get quarantined at customs?

In any event, I got my first order this year. Next year if all goes well my personal stash will be cascades, magnum, chinook (though i'm not sure all will be will). Also my school's beer appreciation club is going to grow cascade, zeus, KGs. I could always clip some rhizomes off of that next year.

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:05 pm
by Field
how do we cut the plant to make rhizomes? if I'm lucky enough to get a good one I'd be willing to share a cutting, but I don't have the slightest idea how to do it

Re: Rhizome Exchange

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:31 am
by Cosmic Charlie
beerdrinker wrote:... but if there are extras, we should be able to work out ways to sell/donate our extra rhizomes to those setting up a hog garden.



If you're looking for people to mooch off you - let me know!

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