Hops yard build...with photos to share

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DustyFarms

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Hi All, just wanted to share some photos of my hops yard in hopes it helps other as they create theirs. As if I didn't have enough projects my wife got the crazy idea starting an endeavor of growing hops. So here it is....I must first note however I am a beginner in growing hops and constructing such a trellis. I am sure there are better more efficient ways but I tend to prefer to make the mistake myself and learn as I go rather then having someone do the job for me.

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Nice! I've got one in the plannings right now, where did you get your poles? Did you grab them from the forest in the background?
 
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Thanks all for the positive feed back. I got the poles from the yard. We had a patch of cedars that needing thinning close to the house, so It was a good excuse to remove them and reuse them. It's been a fun project.
 

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Looks good! Few q's for you: What's the height on those poles? Are you planning on using rhizomes or buying a field grade plant or crown? What are the varieties that you're thinking of?
 
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poles in the middle are 15' out of the ground, the end poles are 16.5'. All are 3 feet deep in the ground. rhizomes are planted and some are starting to poke through the soil. We went with the 4 C's. Cascade, centennial, crystal, and Chinook. Still have to add the twine for the rhizomes. ....daughter saw me typing this and asked me to add the dancing banana....http://cdn.homebrewtalk.com/images/smilies/n045.gif
 

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Just want to say that I am jealous. Took us a lot of work to source poles not even half as nice!

Oh, and... :ban:
 
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Yes, we are very fortunate in that we are on 40 acres so tress were readily available.

I'll have to show my daughter the dancing banana...I can build a hops field but I failed in making a dancing banana...lol
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poles in the middle are 15' out of the ground, the end poles are 16.5'. All are 3 feet deep in the ground. rhizomes are planted and some are starting to poke through the soil. We went with the 4 C's. Cascade, centennial, crystal, and Chinook. Still have to add the twine for the rhizomes. ....daughter saw me typing this and asked me to add the dancing banana....http://cdn.homebrewtalk.com/images/smilies/n045.gif
Awesome! Chinook was a workhorse for me last year, beating out my Nugget plant by a dry ounce, and Cascade by 12 oz. Here's to the c hops and a good growing season! :mug:
 
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