Originally Posted by nicadrick
Has anyone built one of these? Curious to see a real photo. I am not to keen on the collar design.
I built this with 4x4s cemented into the ground. I used plastic 4x4 deck post covers to anchor into the ground so I could remove the whole system to restring if I wanted. With this setup you could use anything for the post because the hops get nowhere near the treated lumber. The arms are made from gas piping.
The lines come up from the ground and go down to an anchor which allows me to lower he whole bine to harvest. I can then let the bine continue to grow the rest of the season.
You see 8 different hops in their first year. Not shown is an automatic watering system on the ground.
The basic design comes from BYO Vol 15 No 2 (March April 2009).