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Old 05-04-2010, 02:34 PM   #11
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I know the Moravians used to grow hops in that area (Winston-Salem area for sure), so I am sure there is some literature and history of varieties in the region.

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:01 PM   #12
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The typical yield on Cascade is 1800-2200 lbs/acre per the USDA.

But, x9 is a lot of hops.

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:43 PM   #13
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sorry to hear about your dad...life is short; go for it

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Old 05-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #14
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I also will never be able to afford the property, because would cost about 4 million dollars.
Well, 9 acres divided by however many siblings. I don't see why you would have to sell your "share" as long as you're willing to pay taxes on the property. Likewise, you could use your portion of funds from the sale to buy property in a better hop growing area... Good luck either way and sorry to hear about your father.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:03 PM   #15
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The pasture is 9 acres, the property is over 100. The ownership is a limited partnership, if a majority decides to sell it is all sold. In any case, my hop farm will go on! Ive secured a small place in town rent-free for the next 5 or 6 years. Im hoping to grow enough hops to supply my future brewpub with a fresh hopped batch or two, Ive got no illusions about the hop farming itself being a cash cow any more.

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Old 05-06-2010, 01:47 PM   #16
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the carolinas seem to be pretty conducive to hop growing...i've even heard rumors of some farms in WNC converting to hop fields...

...and just because it's done a certain way in one place, doesn't mean that you can't figure out a cheaper, better, or completely different way to do it yourself - you ARE a homebrewer!

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Old 05-06-2010, 03:24 PM   #17
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the carolinas seem to be pretty conducive to hop growing...i've even heard rumors of some farms in WNC converting to hop fields...
I believe there are some issue with downy mildew in the area to be aware of, but here is a link to NC State extension Q&A about it and it will at least give growers in the area a resource. You can likely contact her directly:

Hop information is about half way down:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/pro...FAQ/index.html
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #18
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One more link for growers in the southeast:

http://easternhopsguild.blogspot.com/

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:50 AM   #19
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I have an acre of organic hops growing in camden. 22000 lbs is just crazy. You can expect between 1-2 lbs per plant of dried hops in a 3 yr old plant. Growing hops in South Carolina has a few challenges. Japanese Beetles are like locusts. and a few of those 107 degree days can hurt your crop so you've got to have a good irrigation. It's possible and fun, but its definatly a full time job. downy mildew is also a threat with all of our humidity. If you've got any questions let me know.

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WatereeBrew , I'm located about 50 miles north of camden near rock hill . I'm new to home brew and am wanting to get into the brewing business some day but right now growing hops might be my best bet to stay connected . Organic ,I believe is the way to go . i have access to horse manure compost (free) . would this be the way to go or are there other nutrients that i might need .any advice is welcomed ,thanks

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