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Old 08-11-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Hop Harvest 2009

Got two plants this spring when the father-in-law went to visit family in Oregon. The family has a small winery up there. He gets to telling them that I homebrew my own beer and they proceed to tell him their best friend owns a Hop Farm. They went to visit the friend and he gave them 2 plants (Cascade and Tettnang) as well as about a pound of whole leaf Cascade for me. I used the BYO method of building a hop trellis in a container. They each grew to about 21 feet. Hardly got any Cascade but the Tettnang took off like crazy. Just picked these yesterday.

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Old 08-11-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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They look great. My 1st yr cascade rhizome is full of hops and the Willamette hasn't produced a single hop cone, although the plant grew well. It's still too early to pick the cascase but I'm certainly considering a harvest ale with these pretty little buds.
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