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lackofstyl 08-01-2007 03:27 PM

Home grown hop harvest
 
Has anyone harvested their hops yet? I just pulled about 2 oz. off my first year fuggles. Also, dose anyone know how your supposed to get the plant ready for the colder months so you can regrow next year?

bigkevj 08-01-2007 04:11 PM

I've thought about growing some hops. What temps does it have to be for them to live? Where did you get the seed to start from?

homebrewer_99 08-01-2007 04:13 PM

Harvest time is the end of Aug and into Sep.;)

david_42 08-01-2007 04:14 PM

Little early for harvesting here.

They die back to the root every year.

lackofstyl 08-01-2007 05:28 PM

i had plenty of lupulin on mine and they were turning brown on the tips, so i went ahead and harvested... plus my deck is about to be ripped up and replaced by the home owners ass. mine have woven around the railing too much to even think about moving, so i had no choice. Also they are rizomes not seeds bigkevj.. just look for them next year online in early sping.

EdWort 08-01-2007 05:37 PM

Mine are getting close. Perhaps next weekend. Now I gotta figure out how to dry them.

http://www.krach.org/Homebrew/TexasH...en/hops33a.jpg

c.n.budz 08-01-2007 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EdWort
Mine are getting close. Perhaps next weekend. Now I gotta figure out how to dry them.

http://www.krach.org/Homebrew/TexasH...en/hops33a.jpg


Put them in a small (2 or 3man) tent with a dehumidifier for about a day

Got Trub? 08-05-2007 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lackofstyl
Has anyone harvested their hops yet? I just pulled about 2 oz. off my first year fuggles. Also, dose anyone know how your supposed to get the plant ready for the colder months so you can regrow next year?

Let them die back and then cut the vines at ground level and mulch with compost.

todd_k 08-05-2007 07:54 PM

I don't think I'll get anything from my 4 plants this year. they pretty much look like crap.

homebrewer_99 08-05-2007 11:51 PM

They just cut the bines off at ground level when they harvest. :D

I've been to lots of gasthauses where they'll decorate the room with the vines (bines) like garland. That's my plan. ;)


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