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Posted in thread: Just dug up some rhizomes. Now what? on 09-19-2016 at 01:23 AM
I decided to go ahead and plant them in what I hope will become the new hop garden. If these
don't take off, I'll just go get some more.
Posted in thread: Just dug up some rhizomes. Now what? on 09-18-2016 at 04:07 PM
For several years I've harvested some "wild" hops in the woods somewhat near me, but it would
be much more convenient to have some in my own yard. So the other day I dug up some roots and
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In for the win!?
Posted in thread: Identifying "wild" hops on 09-11-2013 at 02:37 PM
Weigh them fresh, then try to get to ~20% of that weight. The time required will be dependent
on the ambient humidity and whether they're just sitting there or you put a fan on them. It has
Posted in thread: Identifying "wild" hops on 09-10-2013 at 06:34 PM
I realize this pic doesn't tell us much, but I feel obliged to post it any way. :)
Posted in thread: Identifying "wild" hops on 09-10-2013 at 03:44 PM
Definitely. Freezing wet hops will result in hop mush when you thaw them out to use.And the
odds are high that your "Cluster" SWAG is spot on...Cheers!Thanks for the confirmation on the
Posted in thread: Identifying "wild" hops on 09-10-2013 at 03:20 AM
Harvested some of these today - very spicy and aromatic. Clusters?I seem to recall that I
should dry them out a bit before freezing for future use - yes, no, maybe???
Posted in thread: " Wild " hops on 09-04-2013 at 01:39 PM
I have had good success digging and planting rhizomes in the Fall. I had a 1 yr old plant that
just produced 2.2lbs. Thanks for the input. Once the vegetation dies off a bit I may go dig up
some root ...
Posted in thread: Identifying "wild" hops on 09-04-2013 at 01:31 PM
^^^ Thanks for the input. I guess there's no "easy" way to figure this out. The area was first
settled in the 1700's and was last inhabited about 90 years ago when the mines shut down for
good. So cer...
Posted in thread: " Wild " hops on 09-04-2013 at 02:45 AM
Near a railroad, I wouldn't say so much planted but they used to fall off railcars and plant
themselves.Ah, but that theory wouldn't hold up too well in this case. This was an 8-mile spur