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Old 03-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! First time posting but have been lurking for years and I've gotta say I've learned so much just from this forum. I've recently done my first 2 all grain batches and can't seem to get enough of brewing. Anywho I've been toying with the idea of growing some hops and was wondering if anyone has had luck north of 55 or If it is even possible to get a decent yield this far north.

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hello everyone! First time posting but have been lurking for years and I've gotta say I've learned so much just from this forum. I've recently done my first 2 all grain batches and can't seem to get enough of brewing. Anywho I've been toying with the idea of growing some hops and was wondering if anyone has had luck north of 55 or If it is even possible to get a decent yield this far north.

Thanks guys
Welcome!

Here's my advice to anyone "toying" with the idea of growing some hops in the hope of getting a "decent yield."

http://www.hopsdirect.com/store/domestic-leaf-hops.html

Take any money you would have used for rhizomes, fertilizers, bug sprays, supports, etc and buy a few pounds from these guys instead. Then brew more.


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Welcome!

Here's my advice to anyone "toying" with the idea of growing some hops in the hope of getting a "decent yield."

http://www.hopsdirect.com/store/domestic-leaf-hops.html

Take any money you would have used for rhizomes, fertilizers, bug sprays, supports, etc and buy a few pounds from these guys instead. Then brew more.
Most people that grow hops aren't trying to save money....it's just really damn cool.

I'm looking into growing some here in Anchorage just for fun.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:32 AM   #4
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Most people that grow hops aren't trying to save money....it's just really damn cool.

I'm looking into growing some here in Anchorage just for fun.
Yea I grow 5 varieties. The deer like them too.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:28 AM   #5
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Most people that grow hops aren't trying to save money....it's just really damn cool.

I'm looking into growing some here in Anchorage just for fun.
I agree... Brewing beer has so far proven to be much more expensive than buying, considering there's always something new to buy or build. We may try to convince certain swmbo's that it's all about saving $$, but it'll take a lot of brews before I break even! Hops growing is my new way to save even more $$, lol.


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