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Old 01-28-2010, 01:56 AM   #21
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Estrogens in hops are close enough to human estrogen to cause women to menstruate and men to start lactating.

Anyone want to help us hand harvest next year?

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Old 01-28-2010, 02:01 AM   #22
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Estrogens in hops are close enough to human estrogen to cause women to menstruate and men to start lactating.

Anyone want to help us hand harvest next year?
Good to know, planting my first two plants this year.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #23
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LOL...You'll get more feminizing effects from the beer you drink while harvesting the two bines than from the hops themselves. According to the history books, it took 3 days of contact before the effects fully kicked in.

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Old 01-29-2010, 12:31 AM   #24
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LOL...You'll get more feminizing effects from the beer you drink while harvesting the two bines than from the hops themselves. According to the history books, it took 3 days of contact before the effects fully kicked in.
I figured I was safe, but a man is allowed to worry. I don't want my weenie to fall off. haha
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:12 PM   #25
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Anyone want to help us hand harvest next year?
I would for sure be interested in helping harvest.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:48 PM   #26
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Yeah, I know a few of the Gamaches, the Roys, and many of the growers in the area. It's a pretty small community in that regard.

The new acreage that was planted was very surprising. We actually didn't increase our acreage at all which in hindsight was a pretty good decision even if at the time we felt like maybe we should have. Currently our main varieties are Tomahawk, Palisade, Simcoe, Cascade, Willamette, and Warrior with a couple smaller ones mixed in.


To answer Dan's question, the stories about leaving hops unharvested were from this crop year and even then the crop was still of record size and much too big for the demand that exists. I would expect that acreage will be ripped out and that the cycle would continue, but the timeframe is anybody's guess. Such is the problem of highly inelastic demand...
Hello HopBlooded. Are You part of HopUnion? (HopBlooded) I also grow Hops for a living down in Oregon. About 10 miles North of Salem. We have also taken out 100 acres of nuggets and are idling another 60. Plus 20 acres of Chrystals. I also know some of the Gamaches. Gwen, Dales wife was the buyer for Coors for years until they decided they wanted to speak Canadian. I also delivered my Apples to Olympic for a few years. That was a long haul. I'm part of the Weathers clan. What family do you belong to?

This site sure is full of good info. Here's to good brewing!
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So you all are pulling more plants this year? Are they doing the same up in WA? That's too bad but understandable given the current prices. Best of luck to you, Jeff.

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I've a neighbor that has planted appx. 10 acres so far this year, he bought a wolf picker from germany and it hit the states last week. If there is something specific you need to know I could probably find out, I'll be helping him from time to time. I believe he has another 25 acres to plant.

Keep hopping my friends

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I've a neighbor that has planted appx. 10 acres so far this year, he bought a wolf picker from germany and it hit the states last week. If there is something specific you need to know I could probably find out, I'll be helping him from time to time. I believe he has another 25 acres to plant.

Keep hopping my friends

What does he plan on doing with them?
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Selling, mostly to Colorado breweries. He already has the pelletizer and will be working on a drying greenhouse for solar drying. I think that's the latest plan. I believe he's gotten most of the rhizomes from some of the farms up there, near yakima?

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