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Posted in thread: Wild hops upstate ny on 09-25-2015 at 02:29 PM
We are a commercial farm (3 acres) in Fabius. If you need any advice, let me know!
Posted in thread: Pfister Pfarms - A hobby hopyard on 09-05-2015 at 09:09 AM
University of Vermont (UVM) can turn around analysis in 1 week (at least they have for us).
Also check with Alpha Analytics, KAR laboratories, and AG Health Laboritories. All online info
on their webs...
Posted in thread: Pfister Pfarms - A hobby hopyard on 09-05-2015 at 01:22 AM
Keep up the good work! It looks like you are on the right track! And please, don't take my
advice negatively, I have asked many questions to other commercial farms, and am still learning
Posted in thread: Commercial Hop Yard on 09-04-2015 at 05:17 PM
Best of luck with harvest! Let me know if I can answer any questions for you in the future!!
Posted in thread: Pfister Pfarms - A hobby hopyard on 09-04-2015 at 05:15 PM
Just a word of advice, 15% is not dry enough. Hops need to be dried to the 8-10% range., 12%
max. In NYS, it is against state regs to package anything above 12% (not to mention needing a
license to pa...
Posted in thread: Rain before harvest?? on 09-04-2015 at 12:03 AM
It sucks when harvesting hundreds of hills when you start early in the morning. Dew and fog
Posted in thread: Rain before harvest?? on 09-03-2015 at 05:06 PM
If you are brewing with them right away, no problem. If you are going to dry them, it throws
off the moisture content at all the start of drying, and makes it impossible to have accurate
readings for ...
Posted in thread: Pfister Pfarms - A hobby hopyard on 09-03-2015 at 05:00 PM
Use a dehumidifier. We do in our oast room, and can dry |1250 lbs wet down to 250 lbs drying a
couple days. Each year we learn a new trick to remove a few hours. Trying to get it down to 18
Posted in thread: Commercial Hop Yard on 09-01-2015 at 10:53 PM
After a few tweaks to the machine, we were able to average 145 2nd year bines per hour. It
picked at 90%-95% rate (5%-10% loss). We cranked out 885 bines in Friday, and 540 bines Sunday
Posted in thread: Commercial Hop Yard on 08-21-2015 at 09:02 AM
Yes, the UVM was one of the harvesters we looked at. The picking fingers are fixed speed, but
everything else is variable. The UVM didn't have some of the adjustments we wanted, so we built
them into ...