Originally Posted by RealFloopyGuy
Finally, have any of you ever seen hops grown indoors? Another of my hobbies that filled in the gap while I wasn't brewing is hydroponics. I have all the equipment(professional style equipment) to grow anything I like. Are there any short hops?
First, allow me to say this...
Sucked back in.... YESS!!!!!
Ok, so... yeah you can grow hops indoors if you have sufficient light and space. Just consider them long, leggy, stretchy.... um.... tomato plants. Yeah, that's it. Tomato plants.
If you came across SCROG gardening while growing your... um... tomatoes, then you'll understand the importance of trellising the plant. I would perhaps consider growing them in a medium sized greenhouse and only growing out three to four bines from your rhizomes. You have to remember that these plants can eclipse 20 feet per bine per season.