Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Year end maintenance
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
B-Hoppy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
B-Hoppy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,361
Liked 152 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 282

Default Year end maintenance

With some nice weather and a little time this weekend I buried three 5 gal buckets that had rhizomes planted in them this past Spring. The first two I had no problem lifting but the last one was anchored. After a little digging I was able to keep the majority of the roots in tact so I decided to show some of the newer growers what type of growth some rhizomes are capable of during their first season. Why did one do so much better than the others, your guess is as good as mine. All rhizomes aren't created equal. Hop On!!


Click image for larger version

Name:	Hop roots.jpg
Views:	253
Size:	55.1 KB
ID:	83493   Click image for larger version

Name:	Hop roots1.jpg
Views:	251
Size:	68.2 KB
ID:	83494  
B-Hoppy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
sweetcell
Swollen Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,521
Liked 783 Times on 578 Posts
Likes Given: 315

Default

cool, thanks for posting that.


__________________
.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?

Drinking: Trois IPA (amarillo/galaxy/simcoe), imperial chocolate stout, dubbel
Carb'ing: Tripel'ish, local sour cherry kriek, oud bruin, gueuz'ish thing, saison bottled with ECY34
Aging: TYB saison brett blend, sour cherry mead, rye sour ECY20/ECY34 split, several other sours, acerglyn
sweetcell is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
45_70sharps
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Raymond, Washington
Posts: 1,807
Liked 172 Times on 141 Posts
Likes Given: 136

Default

Next year I'm going to start a couple varieties!!
I'm also going to try and get some rhizomes from two places where I know they are growing wild. They aren't natural, but when people settled near by they planted them.
__________________
Let's see if I keep this updated!

On tap
Black Butte clone

In secondary
Pumpkin ale

In primary
Honey wit

Up next.. Firestone Union Jack clone
45_70sharps is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
cram
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 310
Liked 26 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks for sharing that picture, B-Hoppy!

That picture provides a good lesson as to why hop growers using pots (myself included) should check the bottom of their pots each year to be sure that root mass hasn't clogged up the drainage holes. If the roots clog the holes, then the pots won't drain, and the rhizomes will drown in stagnant, stinky water.

Good drainage is an important part of happy hop growing. Also, maybe a no-brainer, but I would be more inclined to divide the rhizomes of one that grew like a beast than the one that puttered along, even if they were the same variety.
cram is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barrel Maintenance dstar26t Equipment/Sanitation 2 05-23-2012 01:57 PM
Hop maintenance dstar26t Hops Growing 3 04-23-2012 07:34 PM
best year for wine in the last century was 1997 as x year was best year for hop growi boss429 Hops Growing 4 04-27-2011 09:31 AM
Keezer Maintenance 3 Dog Brew Kegerators and Keezers 3 11-16-2009 04:54 AM
Yeast Maintenance WBC All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 11-09-2008 04:18 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS