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Old 01-17-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Hops for St Louis region?

Any suggestions for hops that will do reasonably well in the central midwest? It stays pretty muggy most of the time in St Louis during the summer, and doesn't really cool off much at night. We do have the occasional nice day from time to time, but usually just hot and humid . I am primarily concerned with high AA hops because I prefer IPA's, bitters and the like. No sense growing a bunch of subtle hops that won't see much use.

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Old 01-29-2011, 01:54 PM   #2
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Bump. Second this question, but I am not a high alpha guy.

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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Maybe this will help you decide:

Cascade: 4.5-7.0% alpha. Grows well in all climates. Susceptible to aphid.

Centennial: 9.5 -11.5% alpha. Grows well in all climates. Susceptible to downy mildew.

Chinook: 11.0-13.0% alpha. Grows well in dry, hot climates. Does not grow well in moist climates. Subject to spider mite.

Columbus: 14.5-15.5% alpha. Grows well in dry hot climates. Vigorous but susceptible to mildew diseases.

Fuggle: 4.0-5.5% alpha. Grows well in damp climates. Suffers a little in hot climates.

Glacier: 5.0-6.0% alpha. Grows well in all climates.

Golding: 4.0-5.0% alpha. Grows well in mild, moist climates. Does okay in hot climates.

Hallertau: 3.5-5.5% alpha. Grows well in mild, moist climates. Suffers a little in dry hot climates.

Horizon: 12.0-13.5% alpha. Grows well in all climates.

Magnum (limited): 12.0-14.0% alpha. Grows well in all climates. Good resistance to wilt and downy mildew. Susceptible to powdery mildew.

Northern Brewer: 8.0-10.0% alpha. Adequate in temperate climates but has difficulty growing when under heat stress. Susceptible to downy mildew.

Nugget: 12.0-14.0% alpha. Grows well in all climates.

Tettnang: 4.0-5.0% alpha. Grows well in a moderate climate. Suffers a little in hot climates.

Willamette: 4.0-6.0% alpha. Grows well in all climates.

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:10 PM   #4
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Thanks rniles, your post was helpful for me as well. I'm thinking about ordering some rizomes to plant this spring but wasn't sure what would grow well in northeastern NJ.

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Wow. Awesome. Exactly what i was looking for! Thanks a bunch rniles!

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