Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Hops Growing (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/)
-   -   My Hop Trellis - Video (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/my-hop-trellis-video-118426/)

Bobby_M 05-10-2009 01:46 PM

My Hop Trellis - Video
Here's how I did it.

calpyro 05-10-2009 03:36 PM

Nice work! I am going to use your trellis idea for some grape vines this weekend.

Yambor44 05-10-2009 03:47 PM

As always, nicely done Bobby. Thanks!

fatherbigfoot 06-26-2010 03:54 PM

What about connecting two strings at the ground where the hops are and then making a v shape by tieing them off apart from one another on the support rope above and then training two bines per vertical string. It would give you better air flow and you would be able to get more foliage exposed to more direct sun light that woudl dry the leaves quicker and alow for more photosynthetic activity

uechikid 06-26-2010 05:07 PM

Yeah, you do have room for more that one rope per plant. And like what was stated above, it would probably be better for the plant.
I see that, that video was from last year. How has it held up over the last year? Did those sleeves work them selves loose from the wind?
Nice job.

Bobby_M 06-27-2010 07:21 PM

The video in the OP of this thread is from 2009. Here's one from this year...

I did double the lines per plant in a V, so far so good.

uechikid, it's still a go on the poles into the sleeves. Keep in mind that I have major clay/shale soil so a pole driven 2 feet deep is really sturdy.

ursus 06-27-2010 11:49 PM

I followed Bobby's project to build a somple trellis. I did the sleeves in the ground thing, since I had some leftover pipes from a light fixture. I put 2 poles in the ground (10 feet high), and extended the top part a bit (wood).
So far so good. I hope the wind wont blow too hard this summer....

SAMPLER 06-29-2010 03:10 AM

Here is my version of Booby's trellis design. Simple and effective. Thanks Bobby for sharing.


The picture is from early June. My Cascade just breached the top of the trellis. (15ft). Got to go bigger next year.

nicadrick 07-23-2010 09:46 PM

Hey Bobby,
My first year hops a going gang-busters on the trellis (your design). I am curious how harvest time goes. I have 5 different varieties growing, strung to the common top line. It is safe to assume that they will not all be ready to harvest at the same time. Have you had success releasing tension from the top line to gain access to the ready for harvest varieties and them re-tensioning the top line until the next variety is ready, etc.

Please advise your experience when harvest time comes. Thanks! P.S. I still owe you that package!

Bobby_M 07-23-2010 11:35 PM

I've had the horizontal dropped to about 5 feet off the ground and pulled back up tight a few times this year already. It helps to release about 5 feet of line per side at a time to let it come down evenly.

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:06 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.