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talleymonster 12-18-2007 10:50 PM

I'm going to grow Hops
 
After reading the article concerning the 2008 Hop Shortage in the January BYO, I have decided to grow my own hops.

Where would I get some rhizomes from? I imagine it would be online. Where did you guys get yours (those who grow their own)?

Also, I want to get a few different varieties. Any recommendations on which ones to get? Which ones would be a staple for any homebrewer?

Boston 12-18-2007 10:53 PM

Talley,
Remind me in the spring, I'll shoot you a Nugget and a Glacier. Gratis.

Brewsmith 12-18-2007 10:56 PM

http://www.freshops.com/rhizinfo.html

McKBrew 12-18-2007 11:15 PM

http://www.hopsdirect.com/

talleymonster 12-18-2007 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boston
Talley,
Remind me in the spring, I'll shoot you a Nugget and a Glacier. Gratis.

Hey man, that's awesome of you!!! I'll even pay the shipping!

Thanks!!!

DeathBrewer 12-19-2007 12:25 AM

growing hops is so easy. i can't wait to see what our yield is like for the 2nd season!

http://bens-store.com/brewing/hops.jpg

:rockin:

david_42 12-19-2007 12:29 AM

You'll have two problems growing hops in Vegas, they need real soil and lots of water. Get some dynamite, a jack hammer and a backhoe. Dig out about three feet of the Caliche and backfill with a mix of potting soil and steer manure. Set up drip irrigation.

Worked for roses when I lived there, should work for hops.

[Just looked at the old neighborhood, south of the airport, via Google Maps. Looks like most of the houses are gone.]

Blender 12-19-2007 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by david_42
You'll have two problems growing hops in Vegas, they need real soil and lots of water. Get some dynamite, a jack hammer and a backhoe. Dig out about three feet of the Caliche and backfill with a mix of potting soil and steer manure. Set up drip irrigation.

Worked for roses when I lived there, should work for hops.

Yeah, growing hops in the desert. Good luck with that.

talleymonster 12-19-2007 02:15 AM

I'm acutally going to grown them indoors (my garage) for the first season (i'll have to take a trip to the indoor weed growing store)...then when we move I'll grow them in the backyard. Believe it or not, many plants will flourish in the desert with the right soil, water and sun conditions.

Blender 12-19-2007 02:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by talleymonster
I'm acutally going to grown them indoors (my garage) for the first season (i'll have to take a trip to the indoor weed growing store)...then when we move I'll grow them in the backyard. Believe it or not, many plants will flourish in the desert with the right soil, water and sun conditions.

I thought of that burning sun out there and if you missed a day or two of watering how they might wilt really fast.


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