Wow, what a surprise - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Wow, what a surprise

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-12-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
LarryC
 
LarryC's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
San Diego, CA
Posts: 728
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts



My brother in law sent me rhizomes for Cascade, Chinook and Centennial hops. I planted them this spring when I put my veggies in. It took a while for them to get going but wow, now the Chinook is going great guns and the Cascade isn't far behind. The Centennial looks healthy but just isn't growing very fast.

In any case the pleasant surprise is the cones on the Chinook. Things I had read made me think I wouldn't see any the first year but I am getting a pretty good crop so far. If all goes well, I could be using these in a batch for my Christmas brew!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
jagg
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
North Central NC
Posts: 521
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


You should get a couple ounces anyway, good luck on the Christmas brew.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
bmckee56
 
bmckee56's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Coraopolis, PA (Near Pittsburgh)
Posts: 912
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Just reviewed the plants I started this season and to my amazement, I have cones on my cascade plant. I was under the assumtion that first year potential was limited, but it looks like I too will be getting some fresh hops from this plant.

My other hop plants are growing well, but no signs of flowers or cones.

Salute!
__________________
On Tap #1 - East End Brew
On Tap #2 - Nada
On Tap #3 - Nuttin-Honey Ale
Fermenting - BMB's Cascading Citra Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Nice Surprise Reedwalker Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 07-17-2009 07:31 PM
Nice surprise in a kit SteveM Extract Brewing 7 06-23-2008 11:43 PM
A very nice surprise Brewtopia General Chit Chat 6 02-22-2008 10:26 PM


Forum Jump