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Old 11-28-2007, 01:30 PM   #11
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A single hop plant can produce 1-2.5 pounds (dried) after three years. They are heavy feeders and need lots of water to do this.

As far as AA goes, six of my eight hops are aroma hops and the other two are middle range dual-purpose hops. I just use typical values for the hop and aim for the middle of the IBU range for the style.

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:36 PM   #12
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you could brew the same batch one with your hops one with store bought and make an estimate

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:56 PM   #13
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for like $50 you can send out an 1oz and have them tested so you know what they really are.

I talked to a guy that grows and sells to a LHBS and this is what he does.

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:04 PM   #14
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Question regarding growing different hops strains in close proximity. Would they end up cross pollinating so that you end up with a bunch of hybrid hops plants?

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Old 11-28-2007, 03:18 PM   #15
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Question regarding growing different hops strains in close proximity. Would they end up cross pollinating so that you end up with a bunch of hybrid hops plants?

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The hop cone is a flower produced by female plant. Cross pollination would come into the picture only if you used seeds.

I my hallertau plant gave me ~2 Oz first year and almost 1 pound second year.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:51 PM   #16
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I just use typical values for the hop and aim for the middle of the IBU range for the style.
That what I do as well. Use the midrange AA value for the calculations and shoot for the midrange IBU for the style (or hop to my desired IBU level). If the beer is too bitter(?), you can let it age for a month or two. I like 'em bitter, so I don't usually need to age the beer for an extended period. Keep some tasting notes and you can adjust for subsequent batches, if needed.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:05 PM   #17
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does a pole work? or do they need more to grab onto as they grow?

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They'll grab onto anything - pole, czech, norwegian - doesn't matter. I actually strung mine using nothing more than twine and threaded steel baling wire. There are pics in my gallery.

Ditto on the amounts posted already.

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I grow Willamette on a 12' by 16' trellis.
I got about 8 ounces the first year, about 2 or 3 lbs the second. Now, on the 5th year, I get around 6 to 8 pounds a year.
Am going to move them next year to a larger area. Will also be planing Saaz, Mt Hood and one more as yet undecided.

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I guesstimate that they're close to 5% and I never use them to bitter. I usually only steep or dryhop mine...
Soulive - Any particular reason why you dont use them to bitter? Because since they are homegrown you are unsure about the IBUs? Just curious what might be different than hops bought from a homebrew store.
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