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  • Posted in thread: My own grown hops on 10-26-2016 at 04:14 PM
    Will there be wild yeast cells on the hopsYes.There are also wild yeast cells on the hops you
    buy at the store. Commercially grown hops are not sterilized in any way. So... there is always
    a chance on...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 10-17-2016 at 06:32 PM
    inducing male flowers on female plants will yield diploid pollen, instead of haploid...and most
    such seeds will be triploids.Interesting. Can you point me to towards a source to verify this?
    I have sp...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 09-28-2016 at 04:42 PM
    Do you mean the 'crowns' were ripped out or you made cuttings from them and then
    transplanted?Sorry - yes, the crowns were ripped out and replanted last spring. The yard is a
    combination of 2nd and 3r...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Harvest Totals on 09-27-2016 at 09:04 PM
    Finally bagged and tagged the cones from our experimental hop yard. They were all picked by
    hand (it took forever!). Learn more about our homebrew hop breeding program371.3oz (23lbs) of
    experimental =...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 09-27-2016 at 08:51 PM
    Hop breeding update!Sorry that it has been so long, but I have been really busy harvesting the
    experimental hop yard by hand. Now that everything is dried and bagged, I can post some
    results. We harve...

  • Posted in thread: sprouthing seeds in the frig - How to? (Ecuador) on 09-22-2016 at 04:48 PM
    Sounds like a great project. Hopefully some of my experience can help. I have been sprouting
    for the past few years - potting up around 500 plants to date. You can read more here: best
    results have ...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 09-06-2016 at 07:44 PM
    How were you able to follow the tops back down to the corresponding plants below? It looks like
    it was pretty crowded.Great question - it truly is a tangled mess! We went an alternative route
    and have...

  • Posted in thread: someone has built a picking-hops machine? on 08-18-2016 at 05:45 PM
    So... harvest time is upon us and I never got around to building a picking machine. Time to
    scale back a bit. Rather than a motorized machine, I'd be happy with a hop rake at this point.
    Originally, I...

  • Posted in thread: How to quickly dry harvested hops? on 08-02-2016 at 10:25 PM
    You can dry hops fast - or - you can dry hops to taste good... but you only get to pick one.
    I'd start them on the fan and get a friend to check in on them.

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 08-01-2016 at 06:47 PM
    Visited the 2016 babies. These were all seeds a few months ago - and - only about a foot tall
    back in June. They've all now topped the 16' trellis!The bird netting seems to have worked
    wonderfully. Th...