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  • Owner of a 2 acre+ hop farm (Clark Hollow Hops, LLC)
  • Hop Farmer
  • Male
  • Married
  • Syracuse
  • New York


  • Posted in thread: Light green hops? on 09-07-2014 at 10:54 AM
    Love here. Haha. Questions to ask yourself...1) Do they smell like the hops that you think are
    ready to be harvested? If so pick them. 2). How big of a crop do you have? Commercial growers
    have a comb...

  • Posted in thread: Wet Hopping - Time Between Harvest and Brew Day on 09-07-2014 at 10:50 AM
    No. Wet Hops need to be used in 24 hours. 48 if you want to push the limits. Also, placing them
    in bags or plastic containers will make them 'sweat' and go bad faster on you. Your better off
    leaving t...

  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-26-2014 at 10:20 PM
    I would agree, depending on just how much you're going to be drying at a time. As you'd imagine
    there's an initial burst of humidity that will likely give your dehumidifier a challenge for a

  • Posted in thread: Any NY growers starting to harvest? on 08-22-2014 at 01:00 AM
    We have already harvested. Centennial, Perle, and Newport. We are harvesting our Cascade
    starting this weekend. We are located 20 minutes south of Syracuse. (Clark Hollow Hops LLC)Sent
    from my iPhone ...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Farm on 07-28-2014 at 10:15 AM
    We've been busy on the farm weeding and watching for pest. Luckily we've only had to deal with
    the weeds. Here are some updated pictures of our farm! Second year and first year farms. The
    first year m...

  • Posted in thread: First year hops on 07-21-2014 at 11:52 AM
    Make tea and see what you think of their flavor. It's about the only way to be
    sure.TeeJoThisSent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: First year hops on 07-20-2014 at 10:00 AM
    They look like they are doing great for 1st year. Harvest away! For your reference, usually 1st
    year hops are a little grassy compared to the following yearsSent from my iPhone using Home

  • Posted in thread: NY hop summit webinar 01/29/2014 on 07-03-2014 at 05:38 PM
    Unfortunately, there is no one in the Syracuse area that has a Pelletizer (yet). Sorry!!Sent
    from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Hop Farm on 06-10-2014 at 10:34 AM
    Meanwhile, our second year plants are racing to the top!204855204856204857Sent from my iPhone
    using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Hop Farm on 06-03-2014 at 09:49 PM
    Yes, we are looking at a few different harvesters. Our decision is going to be based on how big
    we want to grow...a hard thing to for see Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

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