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Old 04-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Hop rope size question?

What size rope do I need its my first year of hops, I see some people useing pretty heavy duty looking rope. Can I get away with a burlap baleing twine?


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Old 04-22-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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IIRC I used 3/8 coarse twine from Home Depot. looks a lot like the rope I got with my rhizomes years ago.


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Old 04-22-2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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I use basic sisal twine from Lowes.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:37 AM   #4
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Jute is a good biodegradable option. And mason twine works well and is cheap, too.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:24 AM   #5
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1/4" coir twine is what I picked up on my trip to yakima, wa.
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1/4" coir twine is what I picked up on my trip to yakima, wa.
that was it Coir Twine. 3/8 or 1/4" from Lowe's or HD, I don't think you can go wrong.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:53 PM   #7
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I stand corrected. I just went and got more. it was 1/4" Sisal rope. 50' is $5.50. I just got the 3/8 version and it was $8.80 for 50'. either should work fine.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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I used sisal last year for mine. I took the 1/4 inch stuff and braided three strands with my drill. This year I went thicker because I knew they would be more prolific. The chinook is as thick as my pinky. I ran into to problems with the sisal rotting before harvest. I am not sure if I am going to use the same AWG cord for my 13 new rhizomes I am putting in.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:32 AM   #9
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Jute twine, ample strength and its $1.65 for 300'. IMHO anything larger diameter than 1/8' is overkill.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:26 AM   #10
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I use 1/4 inch nylon rope...reuse it every year.


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