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Old 11-28-2007, 08:02 PM   #21
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I use mine for everything - bittering, flavor, aroma. When I first planted them, I assumed they AA %'age would be low b/c an idiot like me was doing the hop farming. After I used them in an all-home-grown-hops brew, I was pleasantly surprised at how close they were to the commercial hops I'd gotten from Freshops. So, I upped the AA rating and never looked back. Stands to reason they'd be close, since I got the rhizomes from Freshops.



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Old 12-06-2007, 08:25 PM   #22
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I did some reading on how to grow hops and found that they like high compost and dry soil. Last spring I bought some Common Hops and planted them next to our compost pile where it happens to be fairly dry and Bam! They took off! I didn’t pick them all but I think maybe there was a little less then a pound.



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Old 12-06-2007, 11:21 PM   #23
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I planted two rhizomes and the first year I got around 1-2oz and this year I got about 8oz per plant. I have them grow up some twine on our chimney. I was picky the first year about keeping it to 3-4 vines per plant. This year I let them go and they pretty much climbed anything within reach.

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Old 12-08-2007, 11:33 AM   #24
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Did you use twine on the chimney to help direct the hops (and keep them separate), or can they attach directly to the chimney and keep reasonably separate on their own? How far apart do you need to plant them, e.g., how many per chimney? Did they make any marks or stains on the chimney? Seems like this would look nice, and I have a South facing chimney and an East facing chimney so maybe I can plant two each...

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