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  • Posted in thread: Growing hops in the devils anus. on 03-11-2014 at 11:36 PM
    Congrats - good to see some hop sprout action. I am at least a month away from sprouts. Still a
    foot of snow on the ground (Minneapolis, MN area). 26 degrees for a high tomorrow, but a warm
    up coming....

  • Posted in thread: Texas Hop Garden on 04-15-2013 at 03:33 PM
    Great to see hops growing in Texas (lot of folks say it can't be done). My hops sprouted, then
    4 days later 4 inches of snow and snow for 6 days straight! Temps are hovering between 30 and
    35 so I am ...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops in the devils anus. on 04-11-2013 at 02:14 AM
    Good luck and keep us posted on your hops. I am very interested if it can be done in Texas.

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops on 03-31-2013 at 05:33 PM
    Depending on variety, maturity, height and conditions, you can easily get half a pound dried
    hops per plant.

  • Posted in thread: growing hops on 03-17-2013 at 09:29 PM
    10 feet won't be an issue. Less height/surface area for fewer cones but it won't hurt the
    bines. Once they top out, they will start to send out laterals (branches) and bush out. Same
    varieties should ...

  • Posted in thread: growing hops on 03-17-2013 at 01:13 PM
    In big enough pots (5 gallon or bigger) they will easily reach 15 to 20+ feet. So give them as
    much rope/twine as you can (up to 20 feet). They will take what you give them - if 10 feet is
    all you can...

  • Posted in thread: Hop rhizome buying on 03-06-2013 at 01:11 AM
    Here is a list of online hop rhizomes vendors (a couple even sell hop plants). The varieties
    you choose depend upon the styles you brew, but generally you want at least 1 aroma hop and 1
    bittering ho...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops near well - invasive? on 02-11-2013 at 04:56 PM
    Hop roots go deep and wide. I would keep 'em at least 20 feet away from your well to be safe.

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-08-2013 at 02:44 AM
    Holy crap, this is huge!

  • Posted in thread: Growing Hops on 10-19-2012 at 01:32 PM
    You are right. Picking hops by hand is a pain and time consuming. While hops are cheap now,
    they haven't always been - there have been shortages too. It is more of a do it yourself
    satisfaction thing ...

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Hoppier the better - high gravity a plus.