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Forum: Hops Growing Yesterday, 04:20 PM
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Posted By B-Hoppy
Very nice! I guess there's a reason they grow...

Very nice! I guess there's a reason they grow lots of hops in Oregon. Mine are only about 4-5 feet at this point but they germinated naturally in the garlic patch in May. Same as last year and all...
Forum: Hops Growing Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By B-Hoppy
I'd say you're right. Most mature plants I've...

I'd say you're right. Most mature plants I've grown over the years seem to go through those changes as they make their way through the season. And another observation on hops grown here in NE Ohio...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-08-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,669
Posted By B-Hoppy
Right on! Here's some other 'stuff' along those...

Right on! Here's some other 'stuff' along those lines: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/USDA-ARS-Hop-Breeding-Program.pdf
Forum: Hops Growing 06-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By B-Hoppy
Talk to Bert at Bert's Better Beers in Hooksett...

Talk to Bert at Bert's Better Beers in Hooksett and he'll hook you up!
Forum: Hops Growing 06-29-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,669
Posted By B-Hoppy
Something that may be of interest:...

Something that may be of interest: http://www.hops.com.au/blog/2014-06/hops-with-how-much-character--quantifying-the-genetics
Forum: Hops Growing 06-29-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 42,000
Posted By B-Hoppy
That sucks! I wonder if you could harvest them...

That sucks! I wonder if you could harvest them and sell to someone who raises ladybugs?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-29-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By B-Hoppy
I wouldn't worry about it, it's a thing that...

I wouldn't worry about it, it's a thing that happens and you'll most likely not have any seeds form. Nagmay (on this forum) has apparently gotten viable seeds to form from a situation like yours but...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 42,000
Posted By B-Hoppy
Eventually. Those are the sidearms/laterals...

Eventually. Those are the sidearms/laterals beginning to form. As they get longer you'll see little burrs on them which will eventually turn into hops. Congrats!

edit; looks like you have the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,303
Posted By B-Hoppy
Thanks for the help Homer! After a few years at...

Thanks for the help Homer! After a few years at it, I seem to think that folks are expecting bitterness but get kinda freaked out when they don't really taste any? It is what it is, and it's all...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-24-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By B-Hoppy
That's what the first year is all about, haha! ...

That's what the first year is all about, haha! The more varieties you grow will give you a better perspective as to which ones will do well for you (and are worth keeping). Some may grow well but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,303
Posted By B-Hoppy
Homercidal & brewtus, thanks for stopping! Met...

Homercidal & brewtus, thanks for stopping! Met lots of great folks and Michigan ROCKS! (probably because it's next to OHIO, but that's another story). That LéHood is thanks to Lynn from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,303
Posted By B-Hoppy
Headed up on Wed. Dropping off some cuttings...

Headed up on Wed. Dropping off some cuttings from last year's seedlings to a guy in Zeeland and bringing a bunch of candy (we'll have a couple kegs also). Stop by the Freshops booth and try some of...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-10-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By B-Hoppy
This doesn't answer your timing question but may...

This doesn't answer your timing question but may help: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/DownyMildew.pdf

Also, I seem to remember seeing a write-up concerning timing of the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,307
Posted By B-Hoppy
These should be available through a seller on...

These should be available through a seller on Amazon in a week or so. Due to some miscommunication between myself and the candyman, the Apollo and Zeus are almost indistinguishable (color-wise) and...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 42,000
Posted By B-Hoppy
This Cascade has had it's growth completely...

This Cascade has had it's growth completely removed twice. The last time was about 2 weeks ago when I trained it. Time to get after it again!
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By B-Hoppy
[QUOTE=thaymond;6173672] It smells great btw, ...

[QUOTE=thaymond;6173672] It smells great btw, super piney and almost like her more infamous "cousin."

Hops have trichomes just like their 'cousin':...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-04-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By B-Hoppy
Are there any left?

Are there any left?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-03-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By B-Hoppy
Some of the leaves do look like they've been...

Some of the leaves do look like they've been pounded by mites, but something else has me wondering. Up in the top left there are a few leaves that are 'cupping'. Many times, an application of...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-31-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By B-Hoppy
You know, someone else recently posted a picture...

You know, someone else recently posted a picture that showed something very similar on their hops (which I have seen before). Today, I took a look at one of my plants that had a few leaves that had...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By B-Hoppy
I wanna live where you live! Dude, you'll do...

I wanna live where you live! Dude, you'll do fine. I've got a hop plant growing literally at the base of a 60 foot Norway Spruce that made about 15 feet last year. It puts out very healthy growth...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By B-Hoppy
Why do you ask? ...

Why do you ask?

http://www.greatlakeshops.com/hops-blog/hop-identification
Forum: Hops Growing 05-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By B-Hoppy
Looks more like insect damage from here but...

Looks more like insect damage from here but without clear pictures it's just a shot in the dark. There's many types of insects (and other organisms for that matter) that cause damage that can give...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-25-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,031
Posted By B-Hoppy
Sometimes it's slow, just like with rhizomes. ...

Sometimes it's slow, just like with rhizomes. It's amazing what type of growth can occur after July. Hang in there and take good notes!
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 38,758
Posted By B-Hoppy
The sooner you get them in the ground, the...

The sooner you get them in the ground, the healthier they'll be when it comes to overwintering. Rather than making cuttings and trying to keep them over winter, why not just take any shoots that...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By B-Hoppy
It's probably not, but that looks more like some...

It's probably not, but that looks more like some type of leaf-miner 'type' damage. I would say that it's not mite damage. Do a search for "mite bronzing" and you'll see that mites cause a general...
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