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Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By B-Hoppy
It's kinda hard telling by the picture but I...

It's kinda hard telling by the picture but I would lean toward Alternaria. I've seen powdery mildew on hops a few years ago but I don't think it was the hop specific type because there was no...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-26-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By B-Hoppy
On some varieties, a cone or two will form right...

On some varieties, a cone or two will form right at the junction of the sidearms and the vine so those other little things will also be cones!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-26-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By B-Hoppy
At each leaf site (called a node), there's gonna...

At each leaf site (called a node), there's gonna be two sidearms that grow out and produce your hops. Congratulations!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-26-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By B-Hoppy
One thing to do is to check all along the vines...

One thing to do is to check all along the vines to see if they were injured down towards the base.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-25-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By B-Hoppy
Better yet, a drinking part!

Better yet, a drinking part!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By B-Hoppy
GVH Dan and his crew on TV!

Great job Dan. When's the sequel coming out, maybe you'll have a speaking part, haha! Have a great harvest~
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Forum: Hops Growing 07-22-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By B-Hoppy
The male flowers look like little clusters of...

The male flowers look like little clusters of grapenuts and then they open up and drop pollen:
Forum: Hops Growing 07-22-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By B-Hoppy
That's absolutely nuts! Any pictures? Did they...

That's absolutely nuts! Any pictures? Did they completely turn male or are there some cones? I've had a few years when my Zeus was about 3/4 male but as long as it's HOT and dry I get very little...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By B-Hoppy
[QUOTE=Cainmos;6258196] . . . since it was hard...

[QUOTE=Cainmos;6258196] . . . since it was hard to tell them apart from all the grape vine.


. . . and the poison ivy! (2nd pic)

Nice find!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By B-Hoppy
How closely spaced are the plants? If the...

How closely spaced are the plants? If the Cascade is doing well and the MH not, one thing to consider is the possibility of some sort of debris buried in the soil in that spot. It could be anything...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,621
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 07-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
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: 280
Views: 13,022
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: 250
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: 280
Views: 13,022
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: 514
Views: 48,128
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: 552
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: 514
Views: 48,128
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: 2,383
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: 858
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: 2,383
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: 2,383
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: 188
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: 13,622
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: 514
Views: 48,128
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!
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