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Posted in thread: Moving, Please help on 09-24-2016 at 01:19 AM
I have a well established hops crown in the back yard.My wife and I are moving and I would like
to take some of it with us. I will be in Limbo this winter, what do you recommend I do? Can I
dig a Rhiz...
Posted in thread: hobby farmer on 09-21-2016 at 03:30 AM
Bayoubilly, I would first try to speak to someone at Rutgers, they're doing much of the legwork
for you: Next, there's a bunch of interviews with folks who are involved with hops back in
this part o...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 09-19-2016 at 05:34 PM
It ended up putting out a few ounces short of a pound with some nice cones and good vigor. The
raspberry aroma is still present at harvest but won't be able to verify that it will transfer
to a beer u...
Posted in thread: Just dug up some rhizomes. Now what? on 09-18-2016 at 05:15 PM
Believe it or not, I found my first wild ones right about this time of the year just a few
miles west of Rochester . . . back in '86 or '87. I took a big chunk of rhizome (make sure
there's a bunch of...
Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 09-17-2016 at 06:05 PM
[QUOTE=WilliamSlayer;7709993My Cascade cones lupulin are still a bit more "sunshine yellow"
than the Chinook, so I am going to hold off on harvesting it until at least next weekend.
Still, the Cascade...
Posted in thread: Second Year Hops Questions on 09-16-2016 at 04:36 PM
Some folks who have superior olfactory abilities say they can smell the hop oils just by being
near the cones. Myself and many others can't so it's recommended to physically bust open the
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 09-10-2016 at 06:23 PM
Could be that they're just gypsies so maybe buy from a more professional looking site?
Unfortunately, gypsies can make things look professional while still being gypsies. I just look
at random seedlin...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 09-10-2016 at 05:32 PM
Why would you assume that seeds ordered online would be ornamental? By the way, the first ones
I ever found were growing somewhere out in the Hamilin/Hilton/Spencerport area.
Posted in thread: Found Wild Hops, Now What? [pics] on 09-06-2016 at 05:34 PM
I started growing back in the late 80's and have used 'wild' hops from different locations over
the years with really poor outcomes, mostly garlic. Having access to them is critical in order
Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 09-06-2016 at 01:37 AM
If it's a single layer it may only take a few days, depending on the humidity. Again, it takes
time to get it right. You want the strig to START to firm up, then cut off the drying. If it
gets too fir...