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Old 01-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Hops in Scandinavia

Hey, I'm living in southern Finland and think hops would do well here. Similar climate to Washington. We have wild hops growing during the summer.

Anyone know where I can order rhizosomes from here in Europe? Also, is there a particular species that is easier to start growing or would grow better in my climate? Any suggested books?
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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This link might have some. A few EU sellers of rhizomes. You'll have to plug in your address and see if they ship to you.

http://dnh500.blogspot.com/2009/12/b...mes-in-uk.html

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Old 01-13-2014, 05:50 PM   #3
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Considering your region, probably a lot of the noble hops would do well since they come from a similar area.
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Thanks firestem, I also found a supplier in Germany

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I just ordered cascade rhizomes from this place in england, shipped to netherlands. They arrived quickly and look healthy.
http://essentiallyhops.co.uk/
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Thanks for the heads up

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The local wild hops work too, I got these from a neighbors yard:


They are great for bittering and taste, but the aroma is pretty weak.

There was some studies done by "a farming school" and they found out that the imported hops don't work well here in Finland, because the Autumn days are so long. The imported hops "waited" for daylight hours to reduce before starting to produce cones and because of that the cones didn't mature before the winter.
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That's bad news, I can still try though

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Vesku, I tried these wild hops thus year and the pale alei made came out with a strong vegetable-mint taste. I figure I'll let it age and try again next month
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alright, so those hops did not ease up on the vegetable profile. its a vegetable ale for sure. shame, the beer itself is great.

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The local wild hops work too, I got these from a neighbors yard:


They are great for bittering and taste, but the aroma is pretty weak.

There was some studies done by "a farming school" and they found out that the imported hops don't work well here in Finland, because the Autumn days are so long. The imported hops "waited" for daylight hours to reduce before starting to produce cones and because of that the cones didn't mature before the winter.


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