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mux 04-03-2012 01:07 AM

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Contact Great Lakes Hops. They ship anywhere in the US and pretty much all year around because they sell rooted crowns not just rhizomes like most hops plant suppliers. Also, their plants are certified clean and free from disease which is so common in rhizomes. I've been a gardener and an amateur horticulturist my whole life but this is my first year growing hops. From what I can tell after months of diligent research about hops cultivation, crowns are definitely the way to go and Great Lakes Hops is the best place to get them hands down. I've seen their facility, it's a 5 acre marvel of modern horticulture. I was there on a Saturday afternoon a couple weeks back. Long after everyone else had gone home for the weekend, I was honored to be given a personal two hour tour by the owner who built every nut and bolt of the place over the last 28 years. I highly recommend GLH for the two simplest yet most important reasons; great product, great customer service. It's obvious they have a passion for hops and their friendly, genuinely helpful and hospitable customer service is something you just don't get to often these days.
Took your advice and got three crowns. Perle, cascade, and magnum.

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JPKDetroit 09-17-2012 02:21 PM

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I never got around to posting my first year plants this spring. They seem to be doing pretty well. Thought I'd share a few pics go take my mind off the Tigers and Lions Sunday performances.


JPKDetroit 09-17-2012 02:21 PM

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I never got around to posting my first year plants this spring. They seem to be doing pretty well. Thought I'd share a few pics go take my mind off the Tigers and Lions Sunday performances.


forstmeister 02-28-2013 10:01 PM

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East side neighborhood, hopefully moving to Corktown soon.

I have't sold any yet. I gave a lot away to club members, we made tons of beers with a lot and then made some hop extract* with whatever we didn't use up.

*When I get a "round tuit" I'll post a thread on how I made the extract and how everything turned out, once I know the results of my method.


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I found a round tuit for you. No more excuses.


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