*Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway - Enter Now!*

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > new grower
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-06-2009, 02:21 AM   #1
slomo
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
slomo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: sacramento, ca.
Posts: 539
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default new grower

Hello all

I kind of just jumped right into grow hops, and didnt really know what i was getting into. I am building a trellis on a budget. 2 10 foot 2x4s drilled together side by side to create a 4x4 ( actually cheaper this way). I was going to dig down three feet and cement them in. This would leave seven feet of wood above ground. I was then going to take 2 inch 12 foot PVC piping to extend the trallis, and would connect the pvc to the 4x4 giving it roughly 16 feet to grow on. Does this sound stable? I have seen this done on HBT, but metal piping was used not PVC. Also I was going to use manilla 3/8rope... is this an exceptable kind? I am growing glacier, tett, hall, horizon, and willamete.

TIA

__________________

Primary: guinness clone, IIPA
Secondary:
Bottled: RIS
The beatings will continue until morale improves!

slomo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2009, 02:41 AM   #2
buzzkill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Green Country Oklahoma
Posts: 987
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

sounds like a good start. their is no end.

__________________
buzzkill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2009, 02:45 AM   #3
slomo
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
slomo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: sacramento, ca.
Posts: 539
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Awesome I was worried that the PVC wouldn't hold up the weight of the hops, but if it sounds good then I am gonna run with it.

__________________

Primary: guinness clone, IIPA
Secondary:
Bottled: RIS
The beatings will continue until morale improves!

slomo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2009, 03:28 AM   #4
buzzkill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Green Country Oklahoma
Posts: 987
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

anchor it like a tent to help out.

__________________
buzzkill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noob grower KayaBrew Hops Growing 3 09-25-2009 02:18 AM
help a new grower get started ! yeasty Hops Growing 11 06-25-2009 02:39 AM
Going to be First Time Hop Grower! SnaX Hops Growing 21 05-23-2009 11:25 AM
New Hop Grower mattyg Hops Growing 4 04-28-2009 06:41 PM
Noob Hop Grower realestatecat Hops Growing 5 11-12-2008 03:13 PM