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Old 03-27-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default F#$% Growing hops, BREED HOPS!

http://www.brewerssupplygroup.com/pd..._Varieties.pdf

This is an informative site. What hop varieties would you breed?

Cascuggles?
Mt. Spalt?
East Nugget Mittelfruh?


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Old 08-20-2008, 07:43 AM   #2
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please tell me you will do this and offer them free of charge on HBT


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Old 08-20-2008, 01:02 PM   #3
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I posted that link a few months ago but it's such a good read it's definately worth bringing back up.

The breeding history of some of our favorite hops is strange but who cares...those hop parents made great babies.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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That's way cool! So how would you go about breeding hops? Presumably in addition to the lady hop vines that a lot of us have, you'd need a male plant - and I guess you'd have to grow that from seed? Though once you'd grown a hop plant from seed, how could you tell if it was a boy plant or a girl plant? I wouldn't want to spend all that time growing hop plants from seed only to find out that they were females, and I'd invested all that time just to set up some lesbian hop-on-hop action.

I imagine the whole process would take several years, but how cool would it be to have your own unique house hop?
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Sometimes, you can stress a hop plant and it will put out male flowers.

Hops grown from seed can be either sex. It's really obvious at flowering time.
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....., how could you tell if it was a boy plant or a girl plant? I wouldn't want to spend all that time growing hop plants from seed only to find out that they were females, and I'd invested all that time just to set up some lesbian hop-on-hop action



That is how you know you have a boy.

It's no picnic spending the time and effort to grow what you expect to be a girl only to find you have a boy. As much work as first year hop require to find this in your yard kinda talke the wind out of ya'.

I opted to let this guy stay. I have a place to donate this one to and I am waiting til the end of season when it goes dormant to collect the crown for the new owner. I may even wait til spring in the best interest of the plant.

I have yet to collect any seeded hops. This plant is of the Chinook varietal and immediately adjacent to it are Centennial and Crystal. I had planned that if I do find any seeds to harvest as many as I can and try to propogate them next year.

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Looks like a great read, cant wait to dig into it later. Isnt that the obvious advantage of homebrewing though, the ability to experiment/ Back in college i knew people who bread their own dope based on classic strains, don't know why this shouldn't be the case for hops too. you could select for characteristics for your climate and latitude, make heartier plants, tastier hops.... It might take years and you'd need multiple generations, but no reason why this shouldn't be a thriving hobby itself given time.
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Hops and dope are CLOSELY related.
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i'm new to the hop growing forum, and just now came across this...alas, the link is broken. does anyone know where i can find the information? any help is much appreciated in advance


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