Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Get Me started on Hop Growing
Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2011, 02:57 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 31
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Insects can sometimes be a problem, but not serious. Fungus can be a more serious problem if your soil is too wet. Other animals don't like hops because of the texture. They shouldn't be a problem.

JFry is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:05 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: indy
Posts: 79

Originally Posted by SimonSays_BREW
How about animals? I can't grow any type of fruit or veg around my house. My back garden can be like an animal sanctuary at times. I wouldn't imagine they would eat hops, but I thought they wouldn't eat hot peppers and they did.
I wrapped rabbit fencing around the bine when it first appeared. After it was a good 5 ft tall I removed it. Apparently the cones are too bitter for most animals. Can speak about deer but the rabbits and chipmunks didn't touch mine.

Tastebud Voodoo Brewing Co.
Primary - Alpha King Clone
Secondary - none
Keg 1 - Old Rasputin Clone
Keg 2 - Stone Pale ale clone
Bottled - Almost Barley Wine
browncoat is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:19 PM   #13
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: mass
Posts: 3,213
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 7



people with advice spend a minute and add the the wiki
DrJerryrigger is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 131
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts


Like browncoat said, you need to protect them from animals at least until you get the bines strung up. Deer and farm animals will nibble the shoots in spring if they are unprotected....at least they will in my neighborhood because there are tons of deer looking for food. Once you get them stung up about 4-5 feet tall they may eat some lower leaves, but they probably won't destroy the bine.
Hethen57 is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What about growing/selling hops? Eves General Beer Discussion 18 07-06-2011 08:31 PM
I think wheat beer is growing on me LumberjackJohn General Beer Discussion 5 12-20-2008 02:01 PM
Hop growing Parker36 General Beer Discussion 4 12-11-2007 02:46 PM
Growing my own hops. Sanityworkshop General Beer Discussion 22 02-04-2007 08:14 PM
Hops Growing pilkinga General Beer Discussion 2 01-05-2005 02:22 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads