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Old 03-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Nov 2010
Kennesaw, Georgia
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From a first year hops grower:

I would highly recommend Great Lakes Hops based on my experience thus far. Ordered my plants Sunday and received Wednesday. The plants are way larger than expected, well packaged, and very healthy in appearance. I can't imagine starting from a rhizome compared to starting with a plant having at least one year of growth. Will keep everyone posted on the growth!

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Old 03-29-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
Oct 2011
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Ordered crowns late fall / winter. They were massive. They are already showing so much life I'm worried I need to clear more space. Couldn't imagine putting a rhizome in the ground with the product these fine people offer.

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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Jul 2011
Mt. Airy, NC
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They are the best...I also ordred late fall and my cascade is around 4' now...all 8 different varieties are over 6"!

Keg #1 --- ....Empty
Keg #2 --- Highland Brewing- Cold Mtn. Winter Ale
Keg #3 --- Dickens Cider
Keg #4 --- (Nitro) ....Empty
Keg #5 --- Birdsong Brewing- Mexicali Stout
Keg #6 --- Skull Camp Brewing- Knuckle Dragger IIPA
Keg #7 --- Skull Camp Brewing- Lazy Bones Porter

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:35 AM   #4
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Jan 2011
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Not only are the plants great but they have great support as well. Lynn has responded to and took interest in every email I have sent.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
Jul 2011
Norwich, Ct
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I just planted my cascades and was also quite impressed! The "root ball" included was massive and I look forward to seeing what they produce. Some of the hops I planted last year were twigs in comparison to these.

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #6
Sep 2011
Elk Grove Village, IL
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I have to agree also. I've had my two crowns in the ground a little under a month, and they are growing like crazy. They seem very healthy, and the crowns really take off quickly.

If you are in driving distance, it is definitely worth taking a trip to visit them. It's really neat to see all the hops they have growing in their greenhouses, and they will answer all your questions as they show you around!

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #7
Sep 2011
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Huge, great quality plants and good prices. I'd recommend these over rhizomes any day. There was a mix up in my order and they responded quickly to make it right. Highly recommend.

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
Dec 2010
Shingletown, CA
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Wish I had known about them before I bought my replacement centennial rhizomes.. They're gonna be a year behind the rest now... These plants would have put them right on schedule with the others..

Will definitely look into them when it's time to expand to more varieties than the current four.......
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
Aug 2011
Minneapolis, MN
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Unless you score a rare variety rhizome for free, there is no reason to even consider rhizomes. The GLH crowns are massive, and the roots on the cascades crown I got were the size of my thumb.

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Old 03-30-2012, 07:01 PM   #10
Aug 2011
, Maryland
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I used them for my indoor grow. Very healthy plants, and they really take off right away.

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