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Old 04-09-2010, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default New Hop Trellis (in action!!!)

Well, the hops are shooting up and I figured it was time to re-build the trellis. This year's model is a re-design of last year's with a little extra height added. Last year was the first year and all three plants maxed out my 14 ft lines. This year is probably too short again, but oh well. Here it is:



The poles are retractable to help with harvesting

I still need to tie the lines down, but you get the idea...

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Old 04-09-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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Nice, you should post some information around your harvest so those of us interested in attempting to grow our own at some point have an idea of where to start.

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Old 04-09-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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Ahhh...PVC, makes the perfect trellis. Looks great!

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Old 04-09-2010, 03:00 PM   #4
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very nice, that'll work great

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Old 04-09-2010, 03:59 PM   #5
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how many rhizomes do you have planted with that trellis?

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how many rhizomes do you have planted with that trellis?
I planted 2x Cascade and 2x Centennial - each has its own line to climb. The same varietals are planted 3 feet away from each other and the different varietals are planted six feet away from each other. Unfortunately, one of the centennial was a dud. I was trying to decide if I would replant this year or not. So far (and it may be too late), I'm sticking with the three survivors. Last year (in their first year), they yielded 2 oz of dry hops - not bad I guess for newbies to my yard.
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I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but this thing hasn't broke in a hard wind? For the record, I don't want it to break, but I could see a hard wind taking half of it away.

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I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but this thing hasn't broke in a hard wind? For the record, I don't want it to break, but I could see a hard wind taking half of it away.
I used the same design last year with smaller diameter pipe and had no problems other than a little leaning. This year, each tier averages about 1" thicker than last year. Also, my yard is surrounded on three sides by leyland cyprus about 20 feet tall.
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The plus size of this design is all the homebrew induced field goal competitions you can have!

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The plus size of this design is all the homebrew induced field goal competitions you can have!
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I was thinking the same thing!
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