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Old 07-17-2013, 07:12 PM   #261
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I think I heard that too. I just recently got a new oven. I think it has halogen lights. It was definitely hotter than 100. Was uncomfortably warm to remove the pans with bare hands. Maybe the pans are absorbing the heat and feel warmer than the air? I don't know.

I think I'll use my maverick grill thermometer next time and see what's happening.

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Could be since the pans definitely keep absorbing and retaining the heat. Though of the light does heat to only 100f then technically that's the hottest the pans could get. Gettin a bit off topic here lol.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #262
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I have a Electrolux convection oven that has a dehydrator setting. I'm gona give it a try tomorrow. It's about 95 here in PA, and I keep the house about 80 so I don't think the oven will be doing much of the work, but the convection fan should speed things up.

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Old 07-19-2013, 03:35 PM   #263
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My plants are covered with good sized cones, I need to get a little scale so I can see how much I'm actually getting off these things.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #264
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Hey everyone, I am a first time grower (of anything). My Columbus plant is looking quite sad after all of the rain we have had in the past week in Central Florida. Any suggestions on a remedy would be great. Almost the entire plant is looking like the pictures and quite a few of the leaves are dying off. I was thinking it was powdery mildew due to all of the rain but would like to be certain. Thank you for the help! Please save my plant!

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Old 07-30-2013, 02:21 PM   #265
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Has it been sunny between the rain? Its hard to tell from the pics but leaves look burnt. Might just be from the sun baking the plant while the leaves were wet. If your worried it might be something else you can always use Organocide. I use the stuff for all my plants and it works great.

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KW thanks for the assistance, it has been quite cloudy this entire week. How often should Organocide be applied? At least I have some cones!

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Old 08-05-2013, 08:08 PM   #267
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Harvested the first of the columbus. Dried it in the garage and got 8.5g of hops!



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Ended up harvesting a half ounce each (dried) off the Cascade and the Chinook plants. My pulley setup failed and its been a few weeks since I have had a chance to convince a friend to bring a ladder and help fix. I simply removed the pulleys, and ran the wire through the double eye bolts. Seems to work fine.

Plants mostly dried and dead except for a couple of bines on three of four plants, one still going great (Chinook). I have been neglecting them for sure, but thought with all the rain that they'd be fine. nope lost about an ounce of hops or slightly more on the Sterling and Columbus plants combined. Wish I had a Centennial plant, but oh well. Maybe next year I'll try to see what I can come up with as far as sterling crowns.

All in all I don't think I'm doing too badly for the first year out. Need to connect a makeshift irrigation setup from a hose bib and what-not for more regular watering during the HOT months.

I think I'm going to get more cones off the Chinook plant for sure. I might need to abandon the fourth Sterling plant as the location is next to a AC handler and the hot air blows on the vines and before they all dried out, was looking stressed in the part of the plant in the path of the airflow from the air handler unit.

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Just wondering if anyone has left their vines alone post harvest, instead of trimming them down, to see if they need to be trimmed? What with the year round growing season everyone seems to be able to take advantage of and all.

Also, I read on the U. of Minnesota Hops studies page, http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu/People/Fac...Hops/index.htm
that the tall hops produce a different taste than the low hanging ones. Has anyone noticed this in FL?

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I harvested mine a while back.

I had four plants. Two did OK. One did great. One did poor.

I left the now dead or mosty dead foliage on two. On developed fungus or mold so I trimmed and treated.

I'm going to cut back the last play with foliage soon and re mulch and fertilize.

Curious about how to tell if the plant is still alive. One has a tiny green leaf. Others look like dead twigs sticking through ground.

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