Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > We have HHHOOOOOPPPPSSS!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
JamieT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 222
Default We have HHHOOOOOPPPPSSS!

These weeds have well exceeded my expectations.. These are FIRST YEAR CONTAINER GROWN hops (Cascade and Northern Brewer)... Planted 3-22-2009.. The cascade is ~16ft tall and the NB is ~12ft.. The NB is LOADED with baby hops and the cascade is covered up with flowers.. I never expected to see even a single hop cone this year..

__________________

_______________________________
Primary 1&2: Ed Wort's Haus
Primary 3&4: 90 Minute IPA

Secondary 1&2: -----
Secondary 3&4: -----
Secondary 5&6: -----

On Deck: ......


Tap 1: cashed...
Tap 2: Ed Worts Haus
Tap 3: Great Pumpkin Ale
Tap 4: Strange IIPA

JamieT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
JarrodH
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 258
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieT View Post
These weeds have well exceeded my expectations.. These are FIRST YEAR CONTAINER GROWN hops (Cascade and Northern Brewer)... Planted 3-22-2009.. The cascade is ~16ft tall and the NB is ~12ft.. The NB is LOADED with baby hops and the cascade is covered up with flowers.. I never expected to see even a single hop cone this year..

Congrats! Your a lucky man. My second year NB havent grown too much and my Tet is starting to wake up. My Cascade is growing like crazy. Enjoy brewing with them once their ready!
__________________
JarrodH is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2009, 10:36 PM   #3
svengoat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gloversville NY
Posts: 198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

My first year cascades were hit by a mower and are now 4 inches high.. No luck for flowers this year LMAO... But congrats on those pretty little ladies, may they bring you years of love...

__________________
svengoat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #4
humann_brewing
More Humann than human
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
humann_brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: the sun
Posts: 15,678
Liked 309 Times on 307 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

Well I am jelous that is crazy for first year at least from what I know.

Were they jumbo rhizomes or did a friend give you a big one?

__________________
humann_brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2009, 12:09 AM   #5
Rick500
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: KY
Posts: 2,617
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Congrats!

I have some first year container-grown Cascades (and Chinook) too, and your post prompted me to go out and check on them. Are these the beginnings of cones? I wouldn't have expected it this soon!

__________________
Rick500 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2009, 02:21 AM   #6
JamieT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 222
Default

Looks like the beginning of side arms... Mine did that about a week and a half ago.. then from the branches came the flowers and overnight the cones..

__________________

_______________________________
Primary 1&2: Ed Wort's Haus
Primary 3&4: 90 Minute IPA

Secondary 1&2: -----
Secondary 3&4: -----
Secondary 5&6: -----

On Deck: ......


Tap 1: cashed...
Tap 2: Ed Worts Haus
Tap 3: Great Pumpkin Ale
Tap 4: Strange IIPA

JamieT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2009, 02:29 AM   #7
JamieT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 222
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by humann_brewing View Post
Well I am jelous that is crazy for first year at least from what I know.

Were they jumbo rhizomes or did a friend give you a big one?
They were just standard run of the mill rhizomes (about 5" long and 1/2" diameter) with few noticable buds.. Got them from my LHBS.. Nothing special at all..

I have been building a monster compost pile for them for next year from spent grain and grass clippings.. After the insane performance this year I am expecting great things next year..

Really did nothing special.. Miracle Grow potting soil alone until they trained.. then added about 3" of yard compost on top and they took off like crazy.. They get watered for 10 minutes each morning from the yard sprinklers and about once a week I add a gallon or so of water if the soil is starting to dry out underneath the compost..

The I started sprinkling a double dose of miracle grow shake beads on them and repeat when the last dose was no longer visible on the surface of the compost..

For a while they were growing 6" a day until they started branching, now they just seem to be bushing up and developing side arms, flowers, and cones with little visible vertical growth anymore..

Our weather has been VERY warm here in TX with highs from 80-95 for the last month or so..

They like something...

JT
__________________

_______________________________
Primary 1&2: Ed Wort's Haus
Primary 3&4: 90 Minute IPA

Secondary 1&2: -----
Secondary 3&4: -----
Secondary 5&6: -----

On Deck: ......


Tap 1: cashed...
Tap 2: Ed Worts Haus
Tap 3: Great Pumpkin Ale
Tap 4: Strange IIPA

JamieT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools