trellis line

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

nchomebrew

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2007
Messages
113
Reaction score
2
Location
catawba, nc
what does everyone use for their trellis line?
twine?, rope?, cable?
will hop bines crawl along smooth metal cable?
 

cuinrearview

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2008
Messages
1,154
Reaction score
7
Location
Delton, MI
LOL, I hope that they'll climb steel because I am planning some up the guy wires for power poles in the yard this year.

I used jute twine last year in the really thin size. Can't remeber the diameter but it was like baling twine. This year I'm going with 3/8 because I inevitably end up with a bine on the ground sometime throughout the year.
 

Danek

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2007
Messages
1,275
Reaction score
17
Location
Sheffield, UK
will hop bines crawl along smooth metal cable?
I think they'd do better with a coarse twine so that there's something for them to grip onto. Last year I used a coarse rope for mine, which worked fine but was probably overkill as you could have lifted a horse with it.
 

desertbronze

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2007
Messages
384
Reaction score
3
They will climb smooth metal surfaces, but something with some texture would be better. Baling twine is multi-stranded and weathers well. I think it made of polypropelene (sp?).
 

Korben

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Messages
266
Reaction score
0
Location
Memphis (Mud Island)
Freshops has a special kind of twine for hop trellises... I think it was 6 bucks per bundle. I was planning on ordering a few rhizomes from them in early March so i am just gonna buy that twine with them. Check it Out
 

Seabee John

Swing the BIG hammer
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Messages
2,309
Reaction score
70
Location
Sunrise
Freshops has a special kind of twine for hop trellises... I think it was 6 bucks per bundle. I was planning on ordering a few rhizomes from them in early March so i am just gonna buy that twine with them. Check it Out
you can go to your local hardware store and get 3/8" hemp rope (natural fiber) for about a third of the price of what they want... works just as well.
 

Korben

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Messages
266
Reaction score
0
Location
Memphis (Mud Island)
you can go to your local hardware store and get 3/8" hemp rope (natural fiber) for about a third of the price of what they want... works just as well.
yeah i figured as much, but I like freshops and would rather support a brew friendly business than Home Depot or Lowes. :mug:
Sadly i don't have any local hardware stores due to the business i just mentioned. :(
 

anderj

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2007
Messages
331
Reaction score
4
Location
Boise, ID
yeah i figured as much, but I like freshops and would rather support a brew friendly business than Home Depot or Lowes. :mug:
Sadly i don't have any local hardware stores due to the business i just mentioned. :(
Call a local greenhouse, natural food store, or even bead shop and they should be able to get you hemp thread of any diameter you would like and it keeps the money in your town. Keep fighting the good fight and keep your neighbors employed.

-Ander
 

Korben

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Messages
266
Reaction score
0
Location
Memphis (Mud Island)
Call a local greenhouse, natural food store, or even bead shop and they should be able to get you hemp thread of any diameter you would like and it keeps the money in your town. Keep fighting the good fight and keep your neighbors employed.

-Ander
I try buddy, I try...
 

Hopfarmer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2009
Messages
460
Reaction score
19
Location
Paonia Co
Hop rope is called Coir Yarn it is made from coconut husks and comes from sri lanka. It is made in 21' lenghts and is shipped to the US in very tightly pressed bales containing 3200 ropes 16 bundles of 200
 

LayMeister

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 27, 2008
Messages
320
Reaction score
1
Location
Kitchener, ON
Where can you buy a bale?

Paul

Hop rope is called Coir Yarn it is made from coconut husks and comes from sri lanka. It is made in 21' lenghts and is shipped to the US in very tightly pressed bales containing 3200 ropes 16 bundles of 200
 

Schlenkerla

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Apr 18, 2006
Messages
16,776
Reaction score
5,871
I use jute twine. Its readily available from Menards or your local hardware store. 8lb test is a good size.

I usually take the jute twine and make it a 3 strand rope. If one snaps you got two others as a back-up.

Here in Iowa during the spring/summer we get some awful bad wind storms and tornados.

I don't want to loose a bine due to cutting corners on cheap twine.
 

david_42

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2005
Messages
25,582
Reaction score
182
Location
Oak Grove
Hop bines depend on friction to climb, unlike vines which adhere to surfaces. I like Coir Yarn and buy it from Freshops. Dave is a great guy and he's local for me.
 
Top