INDOOR Hydroponic or Aeroponic HOPS? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > INDOOR Hydroponic or Aeroponic HOPS?

Thread Tools
Old 02-27-2010, 04:44 AM   #1
Dec 2009
Oklahoma City
Posts: 21

I am very interested in growing indoor hydroponic or aeroponic hops. But I need to know the types of nutrients needed to run the system. I've gotten in a little trouble in the past growing things indoors I shouldn't have. I've studied hydroponic grow books top to bottom, not sure if the nutrients will very a little more from plant to plant. Really I just need a comparison, like what the the hops are similar to. From there I can figure the nutrient routine. Any thoughts?
Primary:Irish Stout
Secondary:European Bock, American Cream Ale
Bottled: Wade's Lager
Drinking:Cooper's Lager, Tarwebier, Dark Ale.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2010, 03:24 PM   #2
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,595
Liked 153 Times on 144 Posts

Hop plants are tall and large. Unless you find one of the rare dwarf hops, you need at least 15' ceilings.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2010, 03:54 PM   #3
Sep 2009
Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 802
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

From what I have heard the best information for growing hops indoors is from people who grow the hop's cousin. They're very interested in maximizing yield and take very good notes. Some places in California even have classes on how to grow them. I would say take what you learn there and apply it to the better, and more legal, hop plant.

I too am interested in some indoor hop growing in the future. But that will be awhile away.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2010, 04:49 PM   #4
MarsColonist's Avatar
Jul 2008
Live Music Capital of the World, Texas
Posts: 384
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

One of the reasons that hops dont do well below the 35th parallel is vernalization requirements. That and cooler "night time" temps. You would have to keep that in mind while doing them indoors. Also, besides the tall thing, hops usually take 3 years to fully produce. Id be curious if you could accelerate that process by artificially changing the length of the grow time like is done with the hop cousins...

"Luck is when opportunity meets preparation" - Seneca

Austin Zealots

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
organic indoor hops organic-fanatic Recipes/Ingredients 17 07-08-2013 03:08 AM
Hydroponic Hops psi3000 Hops Growing 2 02-16-2010 10:49 PM
Hydroponic Hops? jamesrm Hops Growing 17 01-05-2010 11:04 PM
Indoor Growing Crewnu24 Hops Growing 3 02-23-2009 11:36 PM
Indoor Hops Light Question mdowns63 Hops Growing 18 04-06-2008 10:51 PM

Forum Jump