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  • Posted in thread: Little green bastards attacking my cones on 07-25-2008 at 09:09 PM
    Spoonta has it right. Dish soap and cooking oil "usually" helps. The was the recommendation
    from Colorado State U. Research PhD., Dr. Ron Godin, an organic and hop specialist.We brewed
    with home grown...

  • Posted in thread: Hop/Fishing/Camping Field Trip on 07-25-2008 at 09:04 PM
    Warrior,Home brews at 10,000 feet in a shaded, remote camping area with a view...thats us. We
    stay out of camp grounds unless its early Oct. and between hunting seasons.

  • Posted in thread: When do they start to smell? on 07-25-2008 at 08:59 PM
    If the hops smell "grassy"or like hay they are not ready. They can get brown on the tips and be
    fine. The smell is VERY noticable. As Sluggo Dave mentioned, place between finger and move
    around until ...

  • Posted in thread: wild hop hunting on 07-24-2008 at 12:23 AM
    I can't speak to wild hops in other states. I can tell you that once you've seen them in your
    yard, at a brew pub or at a commercial grower then you will be able to identify wild ones. They
    are growin...

  • Posted in thread: Hop/Fishing/Camping Field Trip on 07-22-2008 at 11:34 PM
    CSU had about 20 plants representing about 15 types of hops. All the plants were 3 years old.
    No funding for the project so very little being done at the research center in Hotchkiss, Co.
    Down the roa...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Project 90% done on 07-14-2008 at 11:42 PM
    Hops seem to grow best if given twine and they can grow straight up. My main hop bed is twine
    up to the eves of the house. However, in two other beds I use them as a natural fence and they
    are growing...

  • Posted in thread: hop weight on 07-14-2008 at 09:29 PM
    get out those tripple beams and weigh them.hopboy

  • Posted in thread: Anheuser Busch ... on 07-14-2008 at 09:26 PM
    AB was bought because the dollar is cheap.Coors and Molsen merged last year and it looks like
    Coors is on top. Coors and Miller are merging and the headquarters will be in Chicago and not
    in beer town...

  • Posted in thread: Hop/Fishing/Camping Field Trip on 07-14-2008 at 09:18 PM
    Leaving tomorrow at 6:30am...many of the hop roots came from Plainview in Jefferson county but
    some came from the Boulder county foothills. Looking for new fishing/camping areas in Grand
    Mesa. Oh yeah...

  • Posted in thread: Hop/Fishing/Camping Field Trip on 07-14-2008 at 08:00 PM
    Well fellow hop growers, Hopboy is off tomorrow, Tuesday, to visit the hop fields of Colorado.
    Day One: Tour Trumbo Palisade peaches, second stop, Palisade Brewry. Then its off to the Grand
    Mesa to ex...