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Old 04-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default What hops should I plant?

I already have 3 3-year cascades (They grow up so fast!)

Now I want to plant 1 or 2 more types. But i"m unsure what to plant. I should probably go with a HIGH ALPHA variety for a bittering hop, but what else?

I like Saaz, but I hear they are very hard to get to produce well. What's a good piney, resiney hop?? I kind of like them in my IPAs. Or maybe a classic English, or European Lager style hop...

Any idea what grows good here??
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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I say centennial 9-10 alpha. id not say piney as much as citrusy though. Its what i have(28 out of 39 plants have sprouted). My lhbs made an all centennial ipa and i though it came out fantastic. and my haus pils is all centennial and the resident german says it reminds her of beer from home. lol i know tmi but i vote centennial.
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Do you want some hallertauer rhizomes? I'm going to dig a few this week for lschiavo, so if you want a couple I can send you some.
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Do you want some hallertauer rhizomes? I'm going to dig a few this week for lschiavo, so if you want a couple I can send you some.
HELL YES!

How do they turn out?

I'm thinking about getting some Cinnok, to get that pine aroma. The Hallertau would give me the noble character for lagers.

And if anyone wants some Cascade, I can dig around some of mine. It's just thawed this weekend...
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HELL YES!

How do they turn out?

I'm thinking about getting some Cinnok, to get that pine aroma. The Hallertau would give me the noble character for lagers.

And if anyone wants some Cascade, I can dig around some of mine. It's just thawed this weekend...
I just moved into a new house this past Oct. I am going to plant some hops this year. I miss them.... left my others with my old house 4 years ago.

Anyway, was just looking at ordering some Cascades, Centennial, and Hallertauer. I have no problem sending you some $ for some instead. Let me know if you're interested.

Thanks!

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HELL YES!

How do they turn out?

I'm thinking about getting some Cinnok, to get that pine aroma. The Hallertau would give me the noble character for lagers.

And if anyone wants some Cascade, I can dig around some of mine. It's just thawed this weekend...
My chinook are only second year, but they grew amazingly well last year. I got about 4 ounces (dried) off of them, and have been using them for dryhopping. I think that would be a good choice for your area.

Hallertau hops are "medium" or "low" yield, so they don't produce as much as cascades, but they are growing wild here in this climate so you actually get more cones off of them. I didn't even harvest them last year! PM me your address and I'll get some in the mail to you this week.
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I just moved into a new house this past Oct. I am going to plant some hops this year. I miss them.... left my others with my old house 4 years ago.

Anyway, was just looking at ordering some Cascades, Centennial, and Hallertauer. I have no problem sending you some $ for some instead. Let me know if you're interested.

Thanks!

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I'll try and dig some up for you. of course there is no charge. I'll see what I can get and send them out. I've never done this before, so we'll see what happens.
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Homercidal, I would also be interested in a couple cascade rhizomes if you have any extra. I would also be willing to buy them.
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Homercidal, I would also be interested in a couple cascade rhizomes if you have any extra. I would also be willing to buy them.
I'll have to see what happens when I try digging them up. They are going on 4 years now and I have no idea how to dig them up safely, or how much I could get. I'll let you know.

At any rate, if I can send some, and you really feel the urge to pay me, just donate a few dollars into my HBT account. I'm not growing hops for resale, just want to help out some homebrewers if I can.

I'll read up on how to do this the right way and maybe in a day or two I'll have some idea. (Busy night tonight, with taking kids to dance and then a band boosters meeting (with maybe a trip to the local watering hole to tip back a Bell's Oberon with the band director if he's up for it)).
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sounds good thanks! I will def donate a few dollars if it works out.
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