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Forum: Hops Growing 07-25-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By hopboy
Spoonta has it right. Dish soap and cooking oil...

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...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-25-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By hopboy
Warrior, Home brews at 10,000 feet in a...

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.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-25-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By hopboy
If the hops smell "grassy"or like hay they are...

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...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-24-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,147
Posted By hopboy
I can't speak to wild hops in other states. I can...

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...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-22-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By hopboy
CSU had about 20 plants representing about 15...

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...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-14-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,777
Posted By hopboy
Hops seem to grow best if given twine and they...

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...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-14-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,172
Posted By hopboy
get out those tripple beams and weigh them. ...

get out those tripple beams and weigh them.

hopboy
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,055
Posted By hopboy
AB was bought because the dollar is cheap. ...

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...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-14-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By hopboy
Leaving tomorrow at 6:30am...many of the hop...

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...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-14-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By hopboy
Hop/Fishing/Camping Field Trip

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...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,055
Posted By hopboy
The market seems worried about the "Budification"...

The market seems worried about the "Budification" of the beer world. Since its Inbev buying AB AND NOT AB buying InBev...maybe we will get a better, more German like Bud from the AB...Here's to...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-03-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 207,158
Posted By hopboy
Growing hops in the Hill Country...will wonders...

Growing hops in the Hill Country...will wonders ever cease!

Ya'll need to come up and visit in the cool 90 degrees with 9% humidity weather in Colorado.

Hopboy
Forum: Hops Growing 07-03-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By hopboy
I use the jute twine for my bed that runs by my...

I use the jute twine for my bed that runs by my house since I cut them down at the end of eacg growing season. My outer beds have some 3/8 Sisal rope but mostly "weld wire".

My friend uses chains...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-03-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,028
Posted By hopboy
I sent some wild plants with buds/flowers to...

I sent some wild plants with buds/flowers to Colorado State University that I dug up at the end of July last year. They are growing well this season. I'll try to remember to dig some up at the end of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-03-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By hopboy
Enjoy the 4th!

As I have stated before, I grow hops and drink beer. My brew buddy brews. Today, I am off to his house, yard, to the Kupferschmidt Biergartens. There we will being enjoying a sampling of his...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-03-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,812
Posted By hopboy
Pave stones or large river rocks across the front...

Pave stones or large river rocks across the front or as a border around the bed. You must protect the hops at all costs!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-03-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By hopboy
The buds/flowers will be in the top portion. ...

The buds/flowers will be in the top portion.

During hot/dry/windy weather I water a little more.

When they become brown or "die" you can cut them back to the ground.

I have 4 hop beds. My...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-30-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,763
Posted By hopboy
www.freshops.com Rhizomes should be planted in...

www.freshops.com
Rhizomes should be planted in spring. Plants can be planted any time during the summer.
Hopboy
Forum: Hops Growing 06-30-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By hopboy
Attn. First year hop growers

First year hop growers have many questions. First, hops need patience. First year you won't see much growth. Second maybe full grown. Might be third year before you get flowers. Before you know it...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-30-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By hopboy
I read that Colorado State U. has a seed...

I read that Colorado State U. has a seed collection in case of a disaster. I read "Hop seed" in the list but also was wondering about since all we hear about is rhizomes.

Oh well, plant and wait....
Forum: Hops Growing 06-26-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,432
Posted By hopboy
I am not a brewery, just a hop grower and beer...

I am not a brewery, just a hop grower and beer drinker. My brew buddy brewed with our first harvest about 12 years ago and we problem had with aphids coming out of the flowers in the rewing process....
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,542
Posted By hopboy
Rough "Jute twine" from Home Depot. About $2.00...

Rough "Jute twine" from Home Depot. About $2.00 for a 200 foot ball. Your hops should grow about 20 feet high. I have my main bed growing up jute twine. Another bed grows on welded wire and yet...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By hopboy
Good article. I took my brew buddy up to Yakima...

Good article.
I took my brew buddy up to Yakima about 13 years ago to visit breweries and see the hop fields. When we arrived at the fields I was driving a rented Lincoln and wearing a white shirt...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By hopboy
Transplanting hop

Yuri,

I did up wild hop plants and roots all growing season and send them to Colorado State U. for a project. The Chinook Hops in my yard have be seperated and replanted about 4 times and do well....
Forum: Hops Growing 06-11-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By hopboy
Just let them grow. I have 4 hop beds, Some are...

Just let them grow. I have 4 hop beds, Some are growing sideways along a chain link fence...they look preety cool. others are weaving in and out of a wooden privacy fence. Some are climbing the trunk...
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