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Forum: Hops Growing 03-13-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,466
Posted By Greatlakeshops
I may beg to differ. Spending multiple hours in...

I may beg to differ. Spending multiple hours in the sun at that machine requires at least one beer. Haha! As Dan had mentioned, when all the guards are properly in place it seems surprisingly safe....
Forum: Hops Growing 03-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By Greatlakeshops
For the record most growers in Michigan are...

For the record most growers in Michigan are paying between $12,000 and $18,000 per acre (Including Trellis, Cable, Plants, and Irrigation)


If you guys are installing yards at $10,000 per acre: I...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By Greatlakeshops
We can supply commercial growers and are willing...

We can supply commercial growers and are willing to share growing knowledge and techniques to get new farmers started.

Great Lakes Hops is a reputable company and we can handle any size order as...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-11-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,466
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Here is a link to that Hop Harvester 1000. ...

Here is a link to that Hop Harvester 1000.
http://steenlandmanufacturing.com/
Forum: Hops Growing 03-11-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,466
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Pretty much any harvester has got to be better...

Pretty much any harvester has got to be better than picking by hand. The Bine 3060 is no exception.

Brian here at Great Lakes Hops recorded one in action that one of our customers purchased. We...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,956
Posted By Greatlakeshops
You've discovered the only downside to plugs...

You've discovered the only downside to plugs compared to rhizomes. Rhizomes will always be cheaper to ship because they are just sticks. Our plants have been growing for multiple months and since...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-07-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,956
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Haha.. Good luck even finding Sorachi Ace...

Haha.. Good luck even finding Sorachi Ace anywhere else. Kudos if you do, it took us forever to get a hold of it. Now its growing in house as a virus indexed plant... (Spoiler Alert: It is one of the...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By Greatlakeshops
I can... Rhizomes typically come with 2 to 4...

I can... Rhizomes typically come with 2 to 4 crown bud nodes per stick. Sometimes you can find a rhizome with more. The bigger problem gets to be making sure your rhizomes come from a trusted source....
Forum: Hops Growing 02-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,478
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Yes sir shes still growing here. It didn't grow...

Yes sir shes still growing here. It didn't grow very well when compared to many other varieties right next to it.

The good news is that we have successfully crossed LeHood with some of the male...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-27-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Cascade and Columbus do really really well in hot...

Cascade and Columbus do really really well in hot climates. The problem you run into is if you have clay soil. They really don't like clay soil at all... There are some varieties that tolerate clay...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-27-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,956
Posted By Greatlakeshops
It's a shame they won't let us ship our crowns...

It's a shame they won't let us ship our crowns into Washington and Oregon actually.

It's always seemed a little bit unfair that growers in Washington and Oregon can send any quality of rhizomes...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-27-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By Greatlakeshops
They prefer to grow vertically and although they...

They prefer to grow vertically and although they will grow short and horizontal, this will without a doubt reduce yields. The bines that grow horizontally just don't seem to yield out the same.
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Forum: Hops Growing 02-27-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,478
Posted By Greatlakeshops
I'll have to check with my supervisor. It will...

I'll have to check with my supervisor. It will probably happen at some point, but more than likely not for a year or so. Eventually we will have bred our own unique males, and will probably have less...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-27-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,478
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Actually Willow Creek is one of the varieties...

Actually Willow Creek is one of the varieties that we have very little information on. We will be growing it out in trials this year, and hopefully will have enough cones to submit to the brewery...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-27-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,478
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Thanks for the support nagmay! I didn't mean any...

Thanks for the support nagmay! I didn't mean any comments to come off as harsh, which can sometimes happen with text.

I'm interested to hear more about your results with the seedlings. I'm sure we...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-26-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,478
Posted By Greatlakeshops
We are not trying to discourage anyone from doing...

We are not trying to discourage anyone from doing their own trials... Please feel to experiment as much as possible on your hops! Although realize that its not uncommon for thousands of seedlings to...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-26-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,478
Posted By Greatlakeshops
I did read the whole thread, but was more so...

I did read the whole thread, but was more so commenting in regards to a few of the last posts. I just forgot to 'quote them'.

I believe you to be mistaken on the disingenuous of my comment. We...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-26-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,956
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Growers have problems with rhizomes. This has to...

Growers have problems with rhizomes. This has to do with quarantines out in Washington and Oregon. Because they can't ship plants within their own states, they export them to resellers who then...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-26-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Greatlakeshops
Interactive Hopyard Map

We have been hard at work compiling a list of hopyards in our area that could be a local option for brewers to buy cones.

You can find the map here:
http://www.greatlakeshops.com/hopyard-map.html...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-26-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,478
Posted By Greatlakeshops
There has been very little luck with methods of...

There has been very little luck with methods of feminizing plants to produce seeds. The reports I have read about this have almost always resulted in no viable seeds.

It is very rare for a hop...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Greatlakeshops
If you don't manage to find any locally. We ship...

If you don't manage to find any locally. We ship year round and nationwide!
Forum: Hops Growing 01-24-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Greatlakeshops
That growth at the top that is now dead after the...

That growth at the top that is now dead after the plant was cut in the fall actually feeds nutrients to the plant while its in dormancy. You really shouldn't need to cut it off at all, or at the very...
Forum: Hops Growing 01-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,994
Posted By Greatlakeshops
We are currently growing Neo1 and Amallia. ...

We are currently growing Neo1 and Amallia.

We trialed the plants last season in Michigan, and they yielded fantastically. We're still waiting for second year trials this year. Brewers in Michigan...
Forum: Hops Growing 01-23-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Greatlakeshops
If its warm, the soil appears dry, and the plant...

If its warm, the soil appears dry, and the plant is starting to send out green growth; There shouldn't be any harm giving them some water.

Just make sure you don't start watering everyday leaving...
Forum: Hops Growing 01-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By Greatlakeshops
This was a great summary for new growers unsure...

This was a great summary for new growers unsure what route to go! Growth is very varietal specific. However, since our plants are typically at least 6 months old before we send them out, we think it...
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