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Old 08-04-2008, 05:08 AM   #1
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Just curious if anyone on this board is growing hops hydroponically...

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Old 08-04-2008, 05:24 AM   #2
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I suppose it could be done. Someone I knew used to grow something else hydroponically. I imagine though you'd have to have yourself one hell of a large unit. Hops like to grow upwards and outwards like a vine. Doesn't seem like it would be very practical. I am not the most informed on hydroponics though so what the heck do I know.

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Old 08-04-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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heheh... hops. Yeah right. If I'm going to invest all that money in hydroponics... ummmm... nevermind. I could only imagine what the neighbors would think. LMAO

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On the show "The Works", when they covered beer, they showed a company that is growing hops hydroponically.

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That would be some serious dedication.
I'd imagine that in that situation you'd have to grow only a single variety of hop (something multi-purpose, like Cascade) and watch the bines very carefully. Honestly I think it might be too much work to be worth the cash.

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Old 08-04-2008, 05:12 PM   #6
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On the show "The Works", when they covered beer, they showed a company that is growing hops hydroponically.
this is what sparked my interest about doing it, they use clones similar to how other plants are grown hydroponically. it becomes a sort of perpetual harvest because you can continuously cut clones while continuously harvesting mature hops... all i need now is someone to send me a clone...
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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On the show "The Works", when they covered beer, they showed a company that is growing hops hydroponically.
I saw that too, pretty cool show.
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