Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > So who's expanding?
View Poll Results: Are you expanding?
Yes - Putting in as much as my property can handle 10 21.28%
Yes - adding just a few 21 44.68%
No - I'm good where I'm at 11 23.40%
No - SWMBO has put her foot down 2 4.26%
I'm tearing the damn things out! 1 2.13%
what are HOPS? 2 4.26%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-30-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
Seabee John
Swing the BIG hammer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Seabee John's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,446
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default So who's expanding?

for those of you who attempted growing hops for the first time this last season I have some questions:

What did you grow last year?

If you are expanding, how many are you putting in?

What types?

Are you setting up a trading co-op?

Does your spouse hate you yet?

I'm adding a total of 14 plants 5 - Cascade, 5 - Nugget, 2 - Kent Goldigs, & 2 - Fuggles.

I've got a friend that is growing several different types than I am, between the two of us we should be good to go.

__________________
North Saint Paul Brewshack
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmendez29 View Post
Mom was right. Never argue with an idiot. They just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Where's my beer. I know I left it around here somewhere.....
Kegged/Drinking:Nihilistic Integrity - Black IPA, #1 BIAB pale ale, Bells Two Hearted - yes a keg of the real stuff
Kegged/Conditioning:Wally N Seans Braggot, Emerald Eyes - Irish Red, Atomic Tsunami - brown
Primary:empty
Seabee John is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
Brewmando
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fort Madison, IA (SE)
Posts: 321
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Grew 2 each Nugget, Centennial and Cascade. Not looking to plant more but working on a better growing situation. I can't grow up much more than 6-9 feet (power lines) so I went up 6' and horizontally 15'. The nugget did well but the other two not so much. Mulling over some options this winter to make for better growing conditions.

__________________
"OUR LIBERTIES WE PRIZE AND OUR RIGHTS WE WILL MAINTAIN" Iowa Motto
Brewmando is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 05:32 PM   #3
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,940
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I chose as much as the property can hold...but it's more like all that SWMBO will allow.

__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.
BigKahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
desertbronze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 385
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I've got well established Nugget, Cascade, Centennial and Mt. Hood. Last year was the first year for Magnum and Willamette. One Magnum survived - only about 1.5 ounces total - but the most beautiful flowers - looked like little green pine cones. The Willamettes did not do well, but they get another chance next year before I pull them out.

Other brewers in my local club have several other varieties - I can trade for the varieties I don't grow. I really enjoy using my homegrown hops and the savings go to buy grain and equipment.

__________________
desertbronze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 06:07 PM   #5
Eves
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 380
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I didn't vote since I 2009 will be first season growing hops. But I figured I'd mention that I'll be trying out 3 different hops: Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook. I was planning on 4 (2 Cascade) but my plan for horizontal growth (clothesline like structure) just wouldn't allow enough plants. Having a heavily wooded lot is making placement for hops difficult

__________________
Eves is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
Corey_James
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 163
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigKahuna View Post
I chose as much as the property can hold...but it's more like all that SWMBO will allow.
I'm in the same boat here. Although I planted Cascade, Golding and Willamette. The Golding failed, rhizome rotted out and no bines.

Have a lot of contacts that have some, I was given over 5 lbs of Chinook, Perle and Cascade from a local person. Look at what McBrew had and that is about as much as I had.
__________________
"Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."
-Winston Churchill

Primary - MT
Secondary - Red India Pale Lager
Conditioning - None.
Bottled - More than my sig will allow me to post.
Corey_James is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 07:01 PM   #7
Battery_BreweryNJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Battery_BreweryNJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: "Right Near The Beach", NJ
Posts: 471
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I grew 1 nugget, 2 Northern Brewer, 2 Fuggle, and 2 Sunbeam Goldings.
Only yielded cones from the nugget and northern brewer(2oz total)

I plan on adding about 2-4 more this year, probably cascades. I will be growing them 100% Organic as well.

__________________
Watts Brewing Co.
NJ


Fermenting: ESB

Drinking: Feelin' Witty(DH w/ Citra)

Watts Brewing Blog
Battery_BreweryNJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 07:06 PM   #8
McKBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,291
Liked 32 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Out of my three first year varieties, only the fuggles survived. I'm limited in space and growing in pots. Next year I'm going to take a stab at cascades again, and maybe something like Warrior or Amarillo.

__________________

Make Beer, Not War.

McKBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #9
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 62,886
Liked 4947 Times on 3584 Posts
Likes Given: 1000

Default

I've posted pictures of my cascade yield, and the hallertauer did well but are a lower yielding variety.

I think I'm all set, but I would like to plant nugget or another variety for bittering. I don't really have a suitable place, though.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Find me on facebook: Lorena Evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2008, 07:20 PM   #10
eriktlupus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
eriktlupus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cereal City, USA
Posts: 2,654
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts

Default

ve one each of
goldings
fuggle
willamette
cascade
crystal
northern brewer

plans next yr are for transplanting the first three and expanding to other locations with the cascade and crystal

__________________

primary1 :UTOPIA BABY(still searching for it)
secondary:middling bastard ipa
kegged:simcoe blonde, crystal pale ale, yellow jacket golden ale, lemon shandy blonde
DRINKIN DAWG BREWERY
LET'S GO RED WINGS


join michigan mashers here

extraction calculator
grains in pounds(G) X 36(average points per gallon of grains) / batch size in gallons(g) = maximum efficiency(ME)
OG / ME = brewhouse efficiency

eriktlupus 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
Expanding secondary. Corey_James General Beer Discussion 2 05-12-2009 11:18 PM
expanding my keg setup skatensx Bottling/Kegging 11 04-23-2009 11:55 PM
brewery expanding - any ideas? Nikobrew Recipes/Ingredients 3 01-10-2009 03:37 AM
Expanding the brand nostalgia Label Display & Discussion 2 10-26-2008 09:30 PM
expanding my kit lostnfoam Equipment/Sanitation 2 12-04-2006 03:04 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS