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Forum: Hops Growing 09-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By nagmay
Judging the optimal time to pick can be...

Judging the optimal time to pick can be difficult, but is possible. Professionals tend to target the percentage of dry matter...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By nagmay
Perhaps a bit late, but if they smell good you...

Perhaps a bit late, but if they smell good you should be fine.

If you are curious, take some measurements before and after you dry them. If picked at the optimal time, the dry cones should be...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By nagmay
Canning jars are meant to work with an interior...

Canning jars are meant to work with an interior vacuum. Adding CO2 could work, but you wouldn't be able to maintain a proper seal.

Instead, I recommend using the wide-mouth jar sealer as someone...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,322
Posted By nagmay
I've been posting updates in this other thread,...

I've been posting updates in this other thread, over here (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/so-you-want-breed-your-own-hops-464503/index30.html). But, in case anyone is subscribed to this one:

18...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
That's step will start next spring. I don't...

That's step will start next spring. I don't really want to introduce mildew to the hop yard directly. The current plan is to transplant cuttings to another location for disease testing.

I would...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-08-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By nagmay
Personally, I'd prefer a little extra protein in...

Personally, I'd prefer a little extra protein in my beer than some insecticide.
Forum: Hops Growing 09-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
18 of the new plants have produced significant...

18 of the new plants have produced significant amounts of cones in their first year. Wet weight ranged from 0.5 to over 39oz per plant.



Hop Breeding, 2014 Results...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By nagmay
There are two possibilities: 1) It's just a...

There are two possibilities:

1) It's just a young plant.
Often the growth/cones/flavor of young hops is very different than the adult version. If this is true, it should start to resemble one of...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-29-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By nagmay
Those are gorgeous! Great find.

Those are gorgeous! Great find.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By nagmay
I am not a lawyer, but the quarantine clearly...

I am not a lawyer, but the quarantine clearly excludes "kiln dried cones of hops". Source: http://www.oregonhops.org/roots_quarantine.html

It is all about excluding live plant material to stop the...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By nagmay
res291que, Great photos. It's hard to tell...

res291que,

Great photos. It's hard to tell with the first picture... until you compare it to the 3rd one. That is exactly how they should look.

alane1,

Using a microscope is just another...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-22-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By nagmay
All the pesticides mentioned so far can have...

All the pesticides mentioned so far can have nasty side effects. Many are systemic, meaning that this close to harvest, the chemicals will end up in your hop cones (and beer). Unless you have a bad...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By nagmay
Nope. Just like eggs in animals, hops seeds are...

Nope. Just like eggs in animals, hops seeds are found on the female (the one with cones). When pollinated by a male during the burr stage, seeds will form at the base of each bract on the cone. You...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-21-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By nagmay
Seeds on cones picked for brewing are less likely...

Seeds on cones picked for brewing are less likely to be viable. Best practice is to let a few cones with seeds fully mature. B-hoppy recently posted about how to spot seeded cones (baby bumps):
...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By nagmay
I believe that the lens on my microscope is only...

I believe that the lens on my microscope is only 35x. With the digital zoom on the iPhone, those are probably around 80 to 100x.

Please post some pics when you get your scope fired up.

Cheers!
Forum: Hops Growing 08-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By nagmay
Are your hops ready to pick? Take a closer look.

Pull out your $10 DIY microscope and check out the lupulin glands. More info about the photos and how I took them... (http://gabriel.nagmay.com/2014/08/are-your-hops-ready/)

Unripe glands start as...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-19-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
Nothing fancy. Just drawing it by hand in Gliffy....

Nothing fancy. Just drawing it by hand in Gliffy. The link is to the published version, which should reflect updates as I make them.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
I have also been updating a "family tree" chart...

I have also been updating a "family tree" chart for the seedlings. It's hard to find accurate information on some of the commercial varieties, so let me know if anything looks off. Full version over...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
And here is one of the most promising new plants....

And here is one of the most promising new plants.

It is covered with large, heavy cones. The largest ones have an elongated torpedo shape and are overflowing with neon yellow lupulin. Being a...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
Yesterday way beautiful. Spent some time out in...

Yesterday way beautiful. Spent some time out in the yard replacing the hops that showed hermaphroditic tendencies. Many of these are now covered with female flowers, but I have to start culling...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By nagmay
In that close up, they almost seem to have the...

In that close up, they almost seem to have the distinctive square shape of Cascade... Are the cones squarish looking from the end? Maybe I'm just imagining it. Hard to tell with the other shots.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-13-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By nagmay
Or, maybe Japanese... I could be wrong, but...

Or, maybe Japanese...

I could be wrong, but those look like Humulus japonicus (http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/huja.htm) to me.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-12-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
I guess it is also a good time to mention: out of...

I guess it is also a good time to mention: out of over 40 seedlings bred from feminized pollen, all but 4 are covered with only cones/burrs (90% female). The other 10% started with male flowers, but...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
Oh... I almost forgot to post this close up of a...

Oh... I almost forgot to post this close up of a cone from that plant.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-11-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By nagmay
Here's a peek at one of the Cascade crosses:

Here's a peek at one of the Cascade crosses:
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