New Hop Yard - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > New Hop Yard

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
Mrclasen
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 52
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



This is the Hop Yard that my Buddy and I planted just this past weekend in Southwest Minnesota. We planted 4 different varieties. 10 Cascade, 10 Centennial, 10 Chinhook and 10 Willamette. I can't wait to see how these turn out. Hopefully these turn out well and then we will plant a few more varieties.

Matt
Click image for larger version

Name:	548477_725302192365_1401897851_n.jpg
Views:	261
Size:	54.7 KB
ID:	58480  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
Paulasaurus
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
, MN
Posts: 359
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts


Looks great! How tall are the end posts and what did you use to anchor the rope in the ground.

Keep us posted on the growth.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
cyclogenesis
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Chicago, IL
Posts: 320
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts


Wow! That is pretty serious! Look forward to seeing how they do..

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #4
ennis2000000000
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
brownsdale, MN
Posts: 59
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I'm in se mn what city are you from?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #5
Mrclasen
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 52
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


The posts were originally 22 feet tall and we then put about four feet in the ground. Therefore, the cable is about 17-18 feet above the ground. We used a farely large metal fencing stakes on each end at an angel. Also, we used a 5/16th inch metal cable instead of rope. We are trying to make this hop yard last a lifetime. I will try and keep you posted on the growth. Unfortunately the ground was really wet when we planted.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
Mrclasen
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 52
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I am from Minneapolis but we did this on my friends farm not to far from Marshall Minnesota.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 04:44 PM   #7
sweetcell
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Rockville, MD
Posts: 5,064
Liked 940 Times on 686 Posts


very impressive, well done! looks like it will last a long time.

do you have 2 or 4 rows of poles/string? in other words, does each variety have its own row or are two varieties sharing a row?
__________________
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?
- Drinking: NHCPA (BPA and APA made with ingredients from Baltimore), 2 blends of a rye sour: ECY20 + ECY34, local sour cherry kriek #2, brett'ed Belgian blond on raspberries
- Aging: sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 04:52 PM   #8
Mrclasen
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 52
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


We have two rows with two varieties sharing a row. We are hoping to find out what grows best in the soil here and then add rows that only have one variety of hops on them.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hop yard build two_one_seven Hops Growing 22 05-22-2013 10:03 PM
My hop yard Travasaur Hops Growing 5 03-11-2012 07:05 AM
Hop Yard is F'd keeku Hops Growing 7 05-25-2011 07:03 PM
So this is my little hop yard gartj Hops Growing 5 09-01-2009 03:13 AM
Hop Yard Best of Show GilaMinumBeer Hops Growing 10 07-23-2008 04:32 PM


Forum Jump