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Old 04-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Found a backyard hop garden, how to approach?

Driving around last night on errands, I drove past a house that has quite the hop network out back. At least 2 poles, T'd at the top, with leads for at least 4 plants per setup. I'm thinking I may have missed some, but a guy(or gal) that has 8 hop plants growing is a homebrewer. They are in my little community (within 3 miles).

Now, I don't want to be a creeper and spy, nor be like my mother-in-law and knock on the door acting like they are my long lost kin.

How would you approach? My first thought is simply a note, pointing them here, with my name and number on it. Maybe do the same, but pin it to a bottle of homebrew. I'm not really sure, my wife says let it go. Screw that. There are hops to be shared!

Your thoughts. Thanks.


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Old 04-13-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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I'd knock and say you noticed the hops and wondered if he a fellow brewer.


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Ninja raid while he sleeps.

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #5
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I like your idea of a bottle of homebrew in the mailbox. Little note on it "hey neighbor, beautiful hops! Contact me here if you wanna talk brewing. Enjoy the beer..."

I'm a New Yorker and even I dont think reaching out to a neighbor is creepy...
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Knock on the door homebrew in hand. Nothing beats face to face.

"Noticed your hops...you a homebrewer? I like meeting other brewers in the area"
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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Knock on the door homebrew in hand. Nothing beats face to face.

"Noticed your hops...you a homebrewer? I like meeting other brewers in the area"
This. Don't drop and run, that's way more creepy than just "hey man, saw the hops I live down the street and brew myself"
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This. Don't drop and run, that's way more creepy than just "hey man, saw the hops I live down the street and brew myself"
Yep, I'd save the homebrew swapping until you meet.
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Yep, I'd save the homebrew swapping until you meet.
Yep, I had neighbors growing up that had hop vines all over their gazebo. They never harvested or brewed, but they thought it looked pretty.
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Look closely. You know hops is kin to cannibus.


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