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jonos7 04-22-2012 10:24 PM

Hop rope size question?
What size rope do I need its my first year of hops, I see some people useing pretty heavy duty looking rope. Can I get away with a burlap baleing twine?

bionicbrew 04-22-2012 11:54 PM

IIRC I used 3/8 coarse twine from Home Depot. looks a lot like the rope I got with my rhizomes years ago.

microbusbrewery 04-22-2012 11:57 PM

I use basic sisal twine from Lowes.

cram 04-23-2012 02:37 AM

Jute is a good biodegradable option. And mason twine works well and is cheap, too.

odinsgift 04-23-2012 03:24 AM

1/4" coir twine is what I picked up on my trip to yakima, wa.

bionicbrew 04-23-2012 05:38 AM


Originally Posted by odinsgift (Post 4020213)
1/4" coir twine is what I picked up on my trip to yakima, wa.

that was it Coir Twine. 3/8 or 1/4" from Lowe's or HD, I don't think you can go wrong.

bionicbrew 04-28-2012 09:53 PM

I stand corrected. I just went and got more. it was 1/4" Sisal rope. 50' is $5.50. I just got the 3/8 version and it was $8.80 for 50'. either should work fine.

Kylito87 04-30-2012 12:50 AM

I used sisal last year for mine. I took the 1/4 inch stuff and braided three strands with my drill. This year I went thicker because I knew they would be more prolific. The chinook is as thick as my pinky. I ran into to problems with the sisal rotting before harvest. I am not sure if I am going to use the same AWG cord for my 13 new rhizomes I am putting in.

tchuklobrau 04-30-2012 01:32 AM

Jute twine, ample strength and its $1.65 for 300'. IMHO anything larger diameter than 1/8' is overkill.

zrule 04-30-2012 04:26 AM

I use 1/4 inch nylon rope...reuse it every year.

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