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Forum: Hops Growing 08-10-2013, 03:15 PM
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Posted By jessox80
If you do not want to taste or smell moldy...

If you do not want to taste or smell moldy basement, yes, they should be dry. Or you could freeze them.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-07-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By jessox80
I noticed that my hops seem to develop some...

I noticed that my hops seem to develop some better flavors as they age after harvest. I experimented with freezing, basement storage and aging and found that the hops that were aged and stored in a...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-07-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By jessox80
Hold a cone with two hands and pull apart- does...

Hold a cone with two hands and pull apart- does the cone cleave evenly and completely? When squeezing a cone on the bine does it immediately spring back into shape? If so, it's likely ready, but 1st...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By jessox80
First time yeast starter from washed yeast question.

I'm looking to save some money while stepping up to 10 gallon all-grain batches. My washed yeast looks great (just like I would get in a vial), but I have never done a starter before. I would love...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-25-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By jessox80
Use a very weak dilution of cayenne, soap &...

Use a very weak dilution of cayenne, soap & water.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-24-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,667
Posted By jessox80
The fuzz may have been from wooly aphids; google...

The fuzz may have been from wooly aphids; google image them. They would be kind of cool if they weren't trying to feast on my young.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-31-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By jessox80
+1. The rats nest at the top of my trellis is...

+1. The rats nest at the top of my trellis is where the money was for me last year.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-20-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By jessox80
A short-term fix would be a veerrrrryyy weak...

A short-term fix would be a veerrrrryyy weak solution of 1 part soap, 1 part cayenne to 15-20 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray one leaf first to make sure it doesn't fry your baby and don't apply...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By jessox80
Trimmed the low gals & training the rest. ...

Trimmed the low gals & training the rest.
Thanks B-Hoppy, you are the man!
Forum: Hops Growing 05-18-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By jessox80
"Focusing the energy" is, I think, used to...

"Focusing the energy" is, I think, used to promote cone production. From what I understand, the primary focus of growing 1st year hops is root development, best facilitated by keeping the vast...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-18-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By jessox80
Question about low sidearms

My second-year newports are growing rapidly and have started to produce sidearms; The bines are over 8' and those arms at about 2' high are getting very long.
Should I let these low gals grow or...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-17-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By jessox80
Very faint soap dilutions are fine; I spiked mine...

Very faint soap dilutions are fine; I spiked mine last year with cayenne and it worked on the first or second application. Just be careful about applying during full sun.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By jessox80
Patience. I planted a cutting and gave up after...

Patience. I planted a cutting and gave up after over 3 weeks of nothing. Now she's breaking ground in 3 spots. I do have to say that 8 or more "duds" seems extreme, so something must be awry... What...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By jessox80
How many shoots do you plan on keeping total? I...

How many shoots do you plan on keeping total? I have two 2nd year Newports that did very well last year; for one plant I am keeping 5 bines, for the other, 8.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By jessox80
I think that a third year plant would be able to...

I think that a third year plant would be able to send up another round of shoots (especially with if you fertilize after cutting), but I am unfamiliar with your seasonal patterns. Would the newer...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-12-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By jessox80
The cross section looks fantastic! Awesome...

The cross section looks fantastic! Awesome pictures and congrats, hope you get a two-for-one on harvests.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-02-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By jessox80
I just started a thread about this before reading...

I just started a thread about this before reading yours. I planted mine and got a clone : )
Forum: Hops Growing 05-02-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By jessox80
Keep us posted, it looks promising for a double...

Keep us posted, it looks promising for a double harvest. The on-again-off-again New England cold has slowed my plants.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By jessox80
Rhizome from a second year plant.

I cut off a section of root that was headed toward the neighbor's yard & planted it, believing that cuttings from a year 2 wouldn't grow (..think I read that somewhere). Now that it has sprouted,...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By jessox80
Centennial, cascade & nugget fit the citrus...

Centennial, cascade & nugget fit the citrus profile. My newport hops smell of grapefruit, but I don't know if that's common.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-24-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,325
Posted By jessox80
I must admit I've considered doing this also, but...

I must admit I've considered doing this also, but I hate to think of how heartbroken I'd be to put work into growing this gorgeous plant only to see it get destroyed just before harvest. I would...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-22-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By jessox80
I agree, be patient & observe. I had two...

I agree, be patient & observe. I had two transplanted crowns get beaten up by frost about one month ago; both have recovered nicely.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-18-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 57,978
Posted By jessox80
Here are my second year newports (ignore the...

Here are my second year newports (ignore the dates, my cam screen froze/cracked while icefishing & the date resets when I change batteries)
Forum: Hops Growing 04-17-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,325
Posted By jessox80
Yikes!

Yikes!
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By jessox80
Taking myself out of the running after I looked...

Taking myself out of the running after I looked into shipping costs. Good luck fellas.
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