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Old 05-15-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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I have lots of nice vines growing, and some of other varieties coming in at different speeds. Unfortunately I cannot find my ^%#^%#ing notes as to what was planted where over the years.

I suppose I can just go by smell and flavor and use them for flavoring/aroma and dry hopping. I figured this year would be the first one where I had enough to do some batches, since last year was a bad drought. I got my climbing poles up to 16+ feet each, and will add some twine to help this weekend. I already have 8-10 vines (and those are spiraled around all the posts, so must be much longer).
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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just start mixing the hops in the same brews.

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Old 05-15-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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This is a great link for mystery hops:

http://www.hopunion.com/pics.shtml

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I was concerned that this would happen to me too. So I planted all of mine alphabetically. As long as I can remeber which varieties I have planted, I can figure out which is which.

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Old 05-15-2008, 09:05 PM   #5
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I was concerned that this would happen to me too. So I planted all of mine alphabetically. As long as I can remeber which varieties I have planted, I can figure out which is which.
Now that's brilliant! I simply planted one kind only, and now I don't have to worry about figuring it out... unless I forget that one kind.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:20 PM   #6
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I wrote the names of mine with a Sharpie on the poles.

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Old 05-15-2008, 10:29 PM   #7
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I went so far as laminated signs on the posts. The original marker faded out before the first summer was over. Fortunately, I had a file that showed the configuration.

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Old 05-16-2008, 12:22 PM   #8
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I sort of added mine over time here and there, but I'm not really too concerned. I'll try to see if I recognize them with the pictures that were linked when harvest times come along. I'm pretty sure my huge one is cascade. I may end up with a lot of that eventually, as I transplant some each season where other varieties don't take well.

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Ha ha! Sucks to be you! I only planted Cascade, so I know what they all are.

Seriously, though, this might be a good opportuninty to judge your hops by flavor and aroma, instead of relying on a recipe. You could even make a "Mystery Ale", where NOBODY knows what the hops are!!

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I was concerned that this would happen to me too. So I planted all of mine alphabetically. As long as I can remeber which varieties I have planted, I can figure out which is which.
Thats exactly what I did today. I am horrible with keeping notes / records and I didn't put up any spiffy signs.
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