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Old 04-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #11
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A few hours south of you Zues(high alpha) and Sterling(Saaz sub.) are two of my top three producing varieties(out of nine). The Zues produces massive aromatic cones and are considered the same as Columbus and Tomahawk. If I can get over to where I'm growing I may be able to take a couple cuttings. My Hallertau has been a very poor producer down here.

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I trimmed my hops and was saddened to find there was really no off shoots!




Just kidding. I had tons of them. Most of them were skinny, but for the most part they were healthy looking with several white shoots on each piece. Getting them out and cut off was much easier than I expected too. If I can get addresses, I'll wrap them carefully in damp paper towel and send them out to you.

Tonight, if I don't haul a freezer from one friend's house to another friend's house, I'll start making the beds for my new hops.

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:51 PM   #13
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A few hours south of you Zues(high alpha) and Sterling(Saaz sub.) are two of my top three producing varieties(out of nine). The Zues produces massive aromatic cones and are considered the same as Columbus and Tomahawk. If I can get over to where I'm growing I may be able to take a couple cuttings. My Hallertau has been a very poor producer down here.
I'd be very interested in additional hops, but honestly, I don't know that I have room for that many!

Maybe if I can get my spot cleared out, I'll find a way to plant 2 more hills.

What is the matter with that Hallertau? Can you water it every day? I have my cascades next to the house and have a drip hose set up on a timer, so I only have to twist the control to like 45 minutes each, or every other, night.

My new beds will be across the yard and I will have to stretch a hose out there. I am thinking about putting an eaves trough on the garage and collecting rain water in a couple of barrels, then burying a garden hose between there and the new hops beds. The height difference ought to be enough to water them well.

So many plans, so little time! I'll have so much time put into doing all of this that I won't have time to actually brew!
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #14
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All total I got 8 bags with 8 rhizomes each. 4 of the bags have been spoken for already. If anyone else wants a bag...

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I'd be very interested in additional hops, but honestly, I don't know that I have room for that many!

Maybe if I can get my spot cleared out, I'll find a way to plant 2 more hills.

What is the matter with that Hallertau? Can you water it every day? I have my cascades next to the house and have a drip hose set up on a timer, so I only have to twist the control to like 45 minutes each, or every other, night.

My new beds will be across the yard and I will have to stretch a hose out there. I am thinking about putting an eaves trough on the garage and collecting rain water in a couple of barrels, then burying a garden hose between there and the new hops beds. The height difference ought to be enough to water them well.

So many plans, so little time! I'll have so much time put into doing all of this that I won't have time to actually brew!
I planted Chinook for high alpha. Supposed to be big producers that grow anywhere. In Oklahoma I have the opposite climate as you. Chinook and Cascade may be the only varieties to survive the oppressive heat down here. I understand they grow well up there as well. I think you have more options.
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Homer, do you have any extras? Maybe just a couple?

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I'd try Magnum. It's a great bittering hop and has a neutral flavor so it let's the flavor and aroma hops shine through.

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I'd try Magnum. It's a great bittering hop and has a neutral flavor so it let's the flavor and aroma hops shine through.
Has anyone had any luck getting magnum hops to grow? I've tried twice and neither time did they grow.
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Homer, do you have any extras? Maybe just a couple?
I did, but I'm all out now!
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