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Posted in thread: Drying unorthodox-ed on 07-18-2015 at 03:58 AM
I wish I could tell you the number of times someone brought me a pile of rotten, moldy hops
that were composting...but still said, "But they felt dry." Touch you arm. Feel dry? Well, you
are 80% water...
Posted in thread: Drying unorthodox-ed on 07-16-2015 at 02:23 PM
Like cram said, keep going until they are 20% to 25% of the original weight.It will go faster
if you rip the bags open and spread them out. The more air contact, the faster they will dry.
In a bag lik...
Posted in thread: Harvested, now what? on 07-13-2015 at 11:00 PM
Yep, what DT said.
Posted in thread: Harvested, now what? on 07-13-2015 at 06:43 PM
Either put them back up to continue to grow or cut them off.You still have a lot of growing
season. So putting them back up will give the roots a lot more time to grow and gather energy
from the leave...
Posted in thread: Buying Rhizomes - starting a hop farm on 07-10-2015 at 05:45 PM
Start here: used to buy rhizomes, sell rhizomes, trade rhizomes...no more. We got burned too
many times. Stuff would show up with systemic downy mildew, virus, etc. I know some who got
dead sticks i...
Posted in thread: Ideal Time to Plant Rhizomes in Michigan on 06-15-2015 at 03:36 PM
If you have a rhizome, get it in the ground. They don't keep.Next year, plan on ordering them
in the Feb or March timeframe unless your local Homebrew shop is getting supplies.Right now, go
with a liv...
Posted in thread: How much / many dehydrated hops to use? on 06-14-2015 at 03:32 AM
Fresh picked today? Assuming they were harvested at the correct time and have the proper
chemistry, dry them down to somewhere between 1/4th and 1/5th the original weight and you
should be able to use...
Posted in thread: Great Lakes Hops on 06-05-2015 at 04:55 PM
Maybe because you are looking at pictures from last year ?!? :DWell I'll be...That would answer
it. Must have been just a wee bit jealous of someone having cones. Wonder if the male parts are
Posted in thread: Great Lakes Hops on 06-05-2015 at 04:45 PM
Agree with the Candy man. Check the last picture of AndMan3030's post that starts with "The
first picture is of my Glacier Hops, they have a few weeks left. The Columbus Hops have about a
week. Super ...
Posted in thread: What tensile strength cable or rope? on 06-04-2015 at 08:38 PM
60' @ 5'/plant = 12 plants.I'm the guy that says 30 to 35 lb/plant. Think of your worst case
scenario. At full maturity, some can hit 30 lbs but it will be a rainy night so add another 5
lbs for water...