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Old 08-26-2010, 09:58 PM   #11
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That's nuthin re: Japanese beetles. They chewed the crap out of some of my hops and seemed to like the bines that ended up being my biggest producers! Hehe

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Old 08-26-2010, 10:01 PM   #12
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got a pound of wet, all went into a pale ale. I just tasted it at two weeks...its going to be amazing! now i just gotta figure out how to dry hop with wet hops

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Old 08-30-2010, 03:25 AM   #13
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I already gotten about 3/4 lb (dry weight) from my Cascades. By the way, I've found that when dried, a gallon zip lock bag is about four ounces, and I have three of these in my freezer. The worrisome thing is that I have easily that much or more left on to be harvested in the future. I don't know what I'm going to do with all of these - more than last year, and the last of my harvest from last year is mellowing in bottles now. I'll probably give away lots of them. Also, I've noticed that bringing in the big ones seems to get the little ones left behind to speed up growing.

My Mount Hood, on the other hand, I should probably just pull up - I might get an ounce of them again this year.

Cascade apparently grows like weeds around my area (Philadelphia 'burbs). I have a good spot that is on the top of a hill and gets blasted by the sun from sunrise until about 1:00 PM.
Good to know an early harvest seems to swpeed up the smaller cones. My plants are loaded with smaller cones. Checked today and the big ones did seem ready. I will harvest next weekend.

I concur on Cascade. It does grow like a weed in the Philadelphia area. I did get good growth on a Tettnang this year but poor hop production.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:04 AM   #14
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Well my 1st year Mt. Hoods didn't produce anything this year, but my 1st year Cascades produced about 25 cones, so dried I doubt it's much more then 1/4 oz, I didn't bother measuring, I'll just be throwing them in as part of a dry hop for my next brew. The hops smeleld GREAT though, never smelled anything as beautiful before

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Well my 1st year Mt. Hoods didn't produce anything this year, but my 1st year Cascades produced about 25 cones, so dried I doubt it's much more then 1/4 oz, I didn't bother measuring, I'll just be throwing them in as part of a dry hop for my next brew. The hops smeleld GREAT though, never smelled anything as beautiful before
You didn't mention if it was the first year for your cascades, but that pretty much matches what I got last year (the first year the plants were in) from my Cascades. This year, though, Cascades were almost 2 lbs wet (currently drying, so we'll see what happens), and the Mt Hood was almost 1.5 lbs. Just wait 'til next year!
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