Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > 1st Year Harvest - exceptionally good?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-16-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
Gremlyn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,524
Liked 24 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default 1st Year Harvest - exceptionally good?

So a friend of mine has a mini farm behind his house and decided to grow some hops this year. He planted Sterling, Perle, Saaz, and Nugget. The Sterlings have gone absolutely nuts! They smell delicious.


We're unsure when to harvest and I'm about to go and read about it in a thread that I am sure is around here somewhere. Just thought I'd share

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
I'm a fan of "getting it in the can"!
Gremlyn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
Randar
Damn right I got da brews
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Randar's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wheeling, IL
Posts: 29,043
Liked 4603 Times on 4506 Posts
Likes Given: 2098

Default

If you smell them with ease and the lupulin is quick to stain your fingers when pinching or messing with them, they are most likely ready for picking. They will also feel somewhat papery and dry compared to earlier when they were springy and squishy.

__________________
Randar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
Gremlyn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,524
Liked 24 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Then they are starting to be ready for harvesting. They've only really started growing like this in the last couple of weeks. Now I need to find a way to store them until I'm ready to use them...

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
I'm a fan of "getting it in the can"!
Gremlyn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1st year plant harvest Bigfish713 Hops Growing 1 09-18-2009 02:03 PM
Another first year harvest Chester Hops Growing 1 09-08-2009 04:33 AM
First year harvest was good: What I learned Brewinator Hops Growing 25 08-31-2009 02:55 PM
First Year harvest. Yes, another thread. Boodlemania Hops Growing 2 08-13-2009 03:08 PM
My mini 1st year Harvest Battery_BreweryNJ Hops Growing 6 08-31-2008 02:13 PM