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Old 09-13-2011, 01:09 AM   #351
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First year harvest. I am not sure If I did it too soon . From what I read the cones were papery and sprung back when squeezed. Also they were full of lupulin. I plan on putting the whole batch into a American IPA.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:51 AM   #352
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The last of the first year hops have been picked and I got a decent harvest. I had five plants grown on a south facing balcony. Here's how they ended up doing:

Nugget in 100L of potting soil: 12oz wet
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Willamette in 100L of potting soil: .55oz when dried.
Cascade in 100L of potting soil: 20oz wet
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Centennial in 50L of used potting soil: approximately 30 weak little cones that I didn't bother picking
Mt. Hood in 40L of used potting soil: 4 weak little cones

I used the willamettes and 6oz of wet nuggets in the brown ale recipe from How to Brew. I tried a gravity sample tonight (one week in primary) and it is spicy! I wanted to brew something other than an IPA...The malt is awesome but the hopping is a little weird...I can't tell if it will be drinkable yet

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I put the wet cascades in the freezer for next weekend when I'll brew an IPA. I might throw in some of the left over nuggets at bittering.

So yay for homegrown hops! If you have even a tiny southfacing outdoor space, get a big rubbermaid container, some fresh soil and go for it. Nobody I talked to thought I was going to grow anything and I got enough for 2 batches my first year.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:28 PM   #353
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I was thinking some of you may be interested in the hopcam: www.jdr.org/hopcam.htm
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #354
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I have wood siding on my house, but was considering running the bines up to the overhang of my roof, do you think the moisture from the bines would rot out the wood siding? Should I just invest in building a structure over my beds for them to climb up?
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:43 AM   #355
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Your siding should be fine.
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Cool, thanks! Much easier and cheaper!
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One of my Hops trellis/ girlfriends veggie garden.. planter boxes... Cascade in this one just starting to poke thru the mounds... I will be building 3 more for the Golding, Tettnanger and Centennial amongst other things that the girlfriend wants to grow..

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Old 05-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #358
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nice! assuming you don't have a time machine, post in the 2013 photo thread

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/2013...thread-398999/
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:22 AM   #359
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Just picked my hops, drying 2 lbs. on my new contraption. I think I picked them late, they are pretty dried out on the bines.
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you picked them yesterday, 2 years ago?

(this is the 2011 thread you revived, see post immediately prior)
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