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Old 01-28-2008, 05:05 PM   #21
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North Western PA
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ChillHayze -
Not really into kayaking, but have been known to take a lazy canoe trip down the (not-so) mighty Shenango river with some homebrews!

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Old 01-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #22
Mar 2007
Western PA
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Kayaking down the Shenendoah for Smallmouth with some good beer and two guys that love good beer just brought a big smile to my face.

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:21 PM   #23
Dec 2007
central ohio
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Originally Posted by chillHayze
Small world indeed.

I don't suppose you like kayaking?

do ya Kayak around the columbus area?

I love to fish, and have thought about getting a kayak.

anyway, to keep this thread on topic: someday, I wish to grow hops in central ohio.

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:52 AM   #24
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Columbus OH
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Originally Posted by seethe303
do ya Kayak around the columbus area?

I love to fish, and have thought about getting a kayak.

anyway, to keep this thread on topic: someday, I wish to grow hops in central ohio.
Still getting settled in, but soon I will bring the yak down from my parents place in PA. There are a lot of options when considering a boat. Check out www.paddling.net and/or PM me. It would be awesome to have a fishin/homebrew/boating buddy in the area!
Every little thing is gonna be alright.

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Old 01-30-2008, 01:49 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by freyguy
I had luck in DE with my Liberty and Goldings plants. They aren't even supposed to do that well in this area, but the first year they grew to about 12ft high, but hardly any cones. The second year we were selling the house and kept them trimmed down, but they were growing like crazy! I used a combination of manure mixed in the soil, and miracle grow the first year. I hear miracle grow can impair their "taste", but I figured the first year I wouldn't be harvesting and I was trying to establish a good root base.
That's encouraging for me. I'm planning on growing some this year too here in DE. I'm just going to go for it, take as best care with them as possible, and see what happens!

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Old 05-04-2008, 09:31 PM   #26
May 2008
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I am in southern NJ and looking to plant. Is it too late for this year? Where can I get rhizomes or already sprouted vines?

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:13 PM   #27
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Philadelphia area
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A local LHBS probably will no longer have them, if they work the way mine does, where you have to order in advance. Besides buying some retail, I got some here: http://www.thymegarden.com/

They might still have some. I doubt that it is too late to plant, but I'm not the expert.

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:18 PM   #28
Apr 2008
Dallas, TX
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You can always visit the hop growers wiki - http://www.utrabrew.net/hopwiki. It's a fairly large active community dedicated to growing hops. I know that they've been really helpful to us. We're in Texas, another place not traditionally known for growing hops.



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Old 08-14-2008, 11:25 PM   #29
Apr 2008
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No hops in Pennsylvania?

Thought I'd share some tidbits on what Dan Weirback of Weyerbacher is cookin' up these days.

Weyerbacher Harvest Ale

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #30
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I currently grow about 15 varieties in PA. Cascade do the best by far and Magnum the second best. Any questions just PM me.
Got Hops?

There is no problem to big or small not to be fixed by enough beer!
Just do not have your beer held hostage by the wife or you will never get anything halfway done!

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