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I saw on one of the home brewing websites that they have hop rhisomes on sale for $1.00 each.  It says that they should be planted in early spring and we're in early summer.  Do you think this would work here in the northeast?  I don't even care if they flop this year, but grow long and proud next year.  Any input??

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That's just like the time I purchased liquid yeast past their date for $1.00 per pack at my LHBS. It's a roll of the dice. In my case, 2 out of the 5 packets were still good, so it still paid off (considering that they were $7.95 ea. normally). If you get some now and plant them, even if they are all a bust, how much would you be out? $5.00 to $10.00? You  could buy some and plant them in potting containers and grow them inside in a controlled environment till next spring when you would be ready to plant. Just my $0.02. 

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4 minutes ago, RickBeer said:

They would Iikely die from the heat. 

1 side of my house has limited sunshine only in the A.M. (east).  I may give it try.  I also like the idea of starting it in an indoor planter.  Have you ever done this before, Rick?  

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I wanted to grow hops, then i watched don osborn on youtube harvest his hops and realized the work put in for it. After it was all said and donenhe had only about 5 oz. all that work for 5 oz? I mean, those arent pellets hes harvesting. takes more whole leaf hops per recipe than pellets right? This lazy man say "not worth it"

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I know someone successfully growing hops (Mt. Hood, Chinook, and Willamette) in North Texas this year, off of rhizomes purchased from NB. 

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The most amount of work that I'll be putting into it is buying soil, digging holes, plant, and water.  That method seems to work best for me.  Whenever I just toss some seeds around my plants grow like red woods.  Whenever I put the extra oomph into growing things, they wither and die.  Ex: orchids and my little dog Mr. Fluffles.

 

**Disclaimer--Mr. Fluffles did not actually exist**

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33 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

I wanted to grow hops, then i watched don osborn on youtube harvest his hops and realized the work put in for it. After it was all said and donenhe had only about 5 oz. all that work for 5 oz? I mean, those arent pellets hes harvesting. takes more whole leaf hops per recipe than pellets right? This lazy man say "not worth it"

I see your point, but for a buck per rhisome...  wtf.  Know what I mean??

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22 minutes ago, AnthonyC said:

I see your point, but for a buck per rhisome...  wtf.  Know what I mean??

Truly not trying to be a downer but...

setting up a spot for them to climb

planting

harvesting

harvesting... Seems like a pain so i say it twice

drying

packaging

 

i would like to change my last post but ill just say i was wrong here instead. 5 lbs, had to have been 5 lbs he harvested. Still though for example columbus is $18 per lb, id rather pay $90 than put that much work in. But again i have never grown anything and when youre sitting by the computer late at night after a few home brews and it only takes a click of a button to buy something $90 seems more reasonable. 

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2 hours ago, AnthonyC said:

1 side of my house has limited sunshine only in the A.M. (east).  I may give it try.  I also like the idea of starting it in an indoor planter.  Have you ever done this before, Rick?  

No, but spring allows growth and root establishment before summer heat.

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12 minutes ago, RickBeer said:

No, but spring allows growth and root establishment before summer heat.

Gotcha.  Thank you. :)

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Hops need LOTS of sun. Plant them in the sunniest spot you can find. If you think they'll struggle this summer, plant them in a pot and transplant next year. 

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6 hours ago, bpgreen said:

Hops need LOTS of sun. Plant them in the sunniest spot you can find. If you think they'll struggle this summer, plant them in a pot and transplant next year. 

I think that is what I am going to do.  I'm not looking to buy a lot of them, just enough to get my feet wet.  I don't think the fiancée will protest if it's only 4 or 5 of them.  Thanks for the help. :)

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They do get really BIG though - and like to climb. I think there are some short varieties but I am not sure how the taste in beer is  though.

e.g. varieties Summit, Golden Tassels and Prima Donna

AND this  site that also has info on growing and references to low trellis cultivation.

http://www.adha.us/varietals/azacca-adha-483

 

For those interested on how it is done commercially, this might be an interesting read. It also tells you how to train tall varieties to  a low habit.

http://www.adha.us/sites/default/files/downloads/Oregon Hop Report on Low Trellis.pdf

 

 

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3 hours ago, AnthonyC said:

I think that is what I am going to do.  I'm not looking to buy a lot of them, just enough to get my feet wet.  I don't think the fiancée will protest if it's only 4 or 5 of them.  Thanks for the help. :)

I think it's an interesting venture and would do it just for the experience, regardless of how robust the yield ends up. How cool would it be to have homegrown hops in your homebrew? Hell, I'd sow some barley if I could! :lol:

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Sometimes it's not about saving money. That's not the reason most of us brew. I'm in my third year of growing them. I have Centennial and Cascade. Last year I got a couple pounds of each. This year I'm going to try to make a wet hopped IPA. Harvesting them isn't bad. Pruning scissors and a 5 gallon bucket make it relatively easy.

 

@AnthonyC, I'd say go for it. I do like the suggestion of getting the, started inside and then moving them out. Good luck!

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Note that hops are poisonous to dogs if you do grow them.

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24 minutes ago, RickBeer said:

Note that hops are poisonous to dogs if you do grow them.

Excellent to know.  Thank you, Rick.  I do have 3 miniature dachshunds who love to get into everything.

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I planted 5 different rhizommes 2 years ago, only 2 survived and were mt. hood. this year one died and I have the other still climbing the fence. however, if u do decide look up a chart for the best hop to grow in your area. mt. hood likes very hot weather w/o a ton of water. that's probably the reason it survived. the centennial, chinook, williamette all died out the first year

On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2016 at 7:00 PM, AnthonyC said:

I saw on one of the home brewing websites that they have hop rhisomes on sale for $1.00 each.  It says that they should be planted in early spring and we're in early summer.  Do you think this would work here in the northeast?  I don't even care if they flop this year, but grow long and proud next year.  Any input??

 

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On ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2016 at 10:20 AM, efdbrian said:

Sometimes it's not about saving money. That's not the reason most of us brew. I'm in my third year of growing them. I have Centennial and Cascade. Last year I got a couple pounds of each. This year I'm going to try to make a wet hopped IPA. Harvesting them isn't bad. Pruning scissors and a 5 gallon bucket make it relatively easy.

 

@AnthonyC, I'd say go for it. I do like the suggestion of getting the, started inside and then moving them out. Good luck!

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I think this is a nicer way to train hops for the home than the one I posted.

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On 7/9/2016 at 11:38 AM, AnthonyC said:

Excellent to know.  Thank you, Rick.  I do have 3 miniature dachshunds who love to get into everything.

Dogs will generally ignore hops on the bine. They're really only a danger when they're in with something that will interest them, like malt.

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On 7/9/2016 at 10:20 AM, efdbrian said:

Sometimes it's not about saving money. That's not the reason most of us brew. I'm in my third year of growing them. I have Centennial and Cascade. Last year I got a couple pounds of each. This year I'm going to try to make a wet hopped IPA. Harvesting them isn't bad. Pruning scissors and a 5 gallon bucket make it relatively easy.

 

@AnthonyC, I'd say go for it. I do like the suggestion of getting the, started inside and then moving them out. Good luck!

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I just went back to this post and took a good look at this picture.  Man, that is awesome!   :)

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9 hours ago, HoppySmile! said:

I planted 5 different rhizommes 2 years ago, only 2 survived and were mt. hood. this year one died and I have the other still climbing the fence. however, if u do decide look up a chart for the best hop to grow in your area. mt. hood likes very hot weather w/o a ton of water. that's probably the reason it survived. the centennial, chinook, williamette all died out the first year

 

I'm in NY, so we get weather extremes.  It can be 20° in the winter and 95° in the summer.  That is some good advice though, Hops.

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19 minutes ago, AnthonyC said:

I'm in NY, so we get weather extremes.  It can be 20° in the winter and 95° in the summer.  That is some good advice though, Hops.

People grow fig plants in NY even (by burying them) so Hops should be OK if you just much them up really high.

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9 hours ago, bpgreen said:

Dogs will generally ignore hops on the bine. They're really only a danger when they're in with something that will interest them, like malt.

Our dog would pee on them not eat them.

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22 minutes ago, Nickfixit said:

People grow fig plants in NY even (by burying them) so Hops should be OK if you just much them up really high.

That's so true!  My parents have 2 fig trees on their deck in pots.  In the winter all they do is wrap them.  

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2 hours ago, Nickfixit said:

Our dog would pee on them not eat them.

 

That would be a very "special" brew.  You would find less of your friends wanting you to gift them beer, leaving more for yourself.  

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I just wish I had a better plan of the hop thing! early in my inexperienced drive for being a brew guru, growing hops was my second goal. the first year not much happened, besides the loss of the other plants, but for 1.99 each it was worth the gamble. now the mt. hood hop "last hop standing" is getting less sunlight bcuz ayhole neighbor won't let me prune down all his weeds so I can get more sun. after this year is spent, this fall i'll transplant it to a better suited environment and see if I can revive the "hood" again!

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3 minutes ago, HoppySmile! said:

I just wish I had a better plan of the hop thing! early in my inexperienced drive for being a brew guru, growing hops was my second goal. the first year not much happened, besides the loss of the other plants, but for 1.99 each it was worth the gamble. now the mt. hood hop "last hop standing" is getting less sunlight bcuz ayhole neighbor won't let me prune down all his weeds so I can get more sun. after this year is spent, this fall i'll transplant it to a better suited environment and see if I can revive the "hood" again!

Maybe a win-win. Neighbor lets you grow hop plants climbing up his weeds for a beer or 2?

 

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Hops are very versatile, that is, they tolerate a wide range of climates. A buddy, who no longer brews his own beer, has had hops growing in partial shade, ignores them during dry spells, and they continue to grow and grow. Not sure of the variety.

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There are even native hops here in AZ (neomexicanus). And there are small-scale commercial hop fields just south of Tucson (http://azhopsandvines.com/). Their website is more geared towards the winery, but they also grow and sell hops to local breweries and homebrewers. 

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I saw some growing at a winery/brewery in MD.  Calvert Brewing Co. Their beer is nice. Not "in your face". I sampled them than had the Cream Ale. I think the hops there are for show mostly though.

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19 hours ago, Nickfixit said:

Maybe a win-win. Neighbor lets you grow hop plants climbing up his weeds for a beer or 2?

 

unfortunately, ive never had even talked to the guy, almost my whole neighborhood avoids each other! I consider myself a pretty friendly person especially after a few brews! but when my neighbors see me with a beer mug in my hand, they turn around and go back into their homes??? y on earth would someone do that??? what did I do to deserve such a thing? maybe I dnt remember

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2 hours ago, HoppySmile! said:

unfortunately, ive never had even talked to the guy, almost my whole neighborhood avoids each other! I consider myself a pretty friendly person especially after a few brews! but when my neighbors see me with a beer mug in my hand, they turn around and go back into their homes??? y on earth would someone do that??? what did I do to deserve such a thing? maybe I dnt remember

 

Possibilities:

 

1) Try a different deoderant?

 

2) Wear clothing without vomit on it?

 

3) Wait until the impression from the object you fell asleep against is not on your face?

 

4) Avoid public drooling, and zip your pants?

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Guy comes to me with a beer in his hand and I automatically know that this fella is entering my exclusive circle of friends.  

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5 hours ago, AnthonyC said:

Guy comes to me with a beer in his hand and I automatically know that this fella is entering my exclusive circle of friends.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, Big Sarge said:

That might just be the first @RickBeer face reveal!

I guess when youve been on the forum long enough you remember certain things. This was easier to find than one would expect. #rickbeersface @RickBeer 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

I guess when youve been on the forum long enough you remember certain things. This was easier to find than one would expect. #rickbeersface @RickBeer 

 

He's like Wilson from Home Improvement, except there's always a beer instead of a fence! :lol:

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On 7/13/2016 at 7:18 PM, RickBeer said:

 

 

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Hoppy?

**ANOTHER FORCED POST!!!

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All 6 of the rhizomes have started to sprout some green shoots!  Pretty cool stuff!!  I'll post some pics later.  Thanks for everyone's assistance!   :)

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These suckers are REALLY taking off!  Really wish that I started these in the spring, but I'm really looking forward to next year.  Thank you for the advice, everyone.  ?

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1 minute ago, Creeps McLane said:

Which kind do yall think i should buy? Keep in mind im a pale ale man.

Centennial or Cascade :)  They grow like weeds :)

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10 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

I was thinking centennial and columbus. Do some grow more vigorously than others? Im not too late am I? I can also buy actual plants

First year growths usually aren't the greatest.  In the years after that, depending on how many you plant, you may end up with more than you would want lol :)


This is 1 small section of a Cascade bine... and we had 6 cascade bines that year. 

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13 minutes ago, kedogn said:

First year growths usually aren't the greatest.  In the years after that, depending on how many you plant, you may end up with more than you would want lol :)


This is 1 small section of a Cascade bine... and we had 6 cascade bines that year. 

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Holy freaking hell that is sweet

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I went with centennial and columbus. Ive been thinking about the placement of the plants for a few weeks now and i think i have a spot figured out. I was tempted to just throw a few rhizomes by the chain link fence in the graveyard behind my house... 

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6 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

I went with centennial and columbus. Ive been thinking about the placement of the plants for a few weeks now and i think i have a spot figured out. I was tempted to just throw a few rhizomes by the chain link fence in the graveyard behind my house... 

Give them a spot with as much sun as possible, and somewhere to grow. 

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This is the contraption that a friend built to grow hops for us 6 years ago.  He puts twine from the top line down to the ground for the bines to grow up and eventually over and back to the ground.  Has worked like a champ :)

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I have 4 bines of the centennial plant growing. Am I right to cut down three of them so the plant focuses on growing the one bine? I dont really have room for 4

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1 hour ago, Creeps McLane said:

Centennial has 13 buds poking through now. Jesus, whats a guy to do?

Sounds like first-world problems!

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In all honesty though, I say let 'em rip. You're not going to yield many on the first harvest and you might lose a few over the winter. If not, we will just start calling you Hops McLane!

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6 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

Year ones harvest. Small but satisfying. My fingers smell so good. 

 

While I'd love to smell them, that would be weird. I'll just take your word for it. 

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9 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

Year ones harvest. Small but satisfying. My fingers smell so good. 

 

  Now you have to stop them taking over your yard......

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Just now, Nickfixit said:

  Now you have to stop them taking over your yard......

They're in planters. Next year, bigger planters. But to be honest, a yard full of hops... sounds great 

 

next year I wanna have them growing sky high and have a hammock underneath them. 

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1 minute ago, Creeps McLane said:

They're in planters. Next year, bigger planters. But to be honest, a yard full of hops... sounds great 

 

next year I wanna have them growing sky high and have a hammock underneath them. 

Yeah - should be easy, I read they get REALLY big.

But planters should keep them of limited (manageable) size by restricting the roots.

For REALLY BIG, plant them in the ground on top of a big heap of compost. and give then 20 ft poles.

 

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43 minutes ago, Big Sarge said:

What are your yield totals @Creeps McLane?

A whopping 0.6 oz of Columbus! Ill just dry hop with it. Bit i started with one rhizome of Columbus and one of centennial and if im not mistaken i now have 2 columbus and 16 centennial... that was a good investment. Hop planter is on my mind now. Year two hops will need more room

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11 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

Year two hops will need more room

Yes sir!  The pic below is me wrapped in only part of 1 of our 6 bines from year two when we grew hops. :) That right there almost filled a 7 gallon bucket by itself. :) 

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Built my planter for next yearIMG_4544.thumb.JPG.de271acddf09ffddb5f5ad36e414caa6.JPG

but before that I expanded my kids sandbox IMG_4539.thumb.JPG.52af7fa5fd460dbfe698af4523cd3223.JPG

then i had some extra lumber laying around so I continued building. Keep in mind all this was lumber left from the previous owner of our house. I spent $0 today.

 

IMG_4545.thumb.JPG.2c0ddf1a30f0abf2452e474a5841a272.JPGI will need to go get some sand for the kids and probably some top soil for my hops. I plan on using the soil i dug up for the sandbox also using all my compost. 

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Mrs McLane: "hey whatcha doing out there"

 

Creeps: "come see" cuz i really dont want to admit what ive been doing

 

Mrs McLane: "wow! Is that for your hops to climb up? Thats really cool"

 

Creeps thinks "wow, i expected her to tell me to go fold laundry instead". Times like this i realize just how supportive my wife is. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

Mrs McLane: "hey whatcha doing out there"

 

Creeps: "come see" cuz i really dont want to admit what ive been doing

 

Mrs McLane: "wow! Is that for your hops to climb up? Thats really cool"

 

Creeps thinks "wow, i expected her to tell me to go fold laundry instead". Times like this i realize just how supportive my wife is. 

 

Nice...

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On Friday, July 08, 2016 at 8:00 PM, AnthonyC said:

Any input??

If you have any problems with powdery mildew on plants in your yard, pinch off any leaf growth below your knee level. Ventilation and sunlight are just as important.

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8 hours ago, D Kristof said:

If you have any problems with powdery mildew on plants in your yard, pinch off any leaf growth below your knee level. Ventilation and sunlight are just as important.

 

Just FYI, Anthony C has been MIA on here for about six months or so.

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13 hours ago, Shrike said:

 

Just FYI, Anthony C has been MIA on here for about six months or so.

 

Anything to keep it going......he could be lurking and you pointing out his inactivity may have hurt his wittle feewings.  

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I bought 5 rhizomes, all different varieties and they are growing in pots on my dining room table being as how the temps outside have been dipping below freezing still....looks like last night was the last (according to the forecast), so trying to start putting them in the ground today......this should be interesting, me hanging out of the second story window trying to string a steel cable across to put the string to.....and then there is the rabbits and squirrels I have to keep off them.  Yeah, this is gonna be real interesting to be sure.

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@SilverBrewerWI just curious, what varieties did you get. Also, what city do you live in? Are you north or south of Green Bay? My columbus did better than my centennial last year. I heard nugget does real well in WI

 

@MRB Josh R can someone change this thread to “rhizomes” instead of the misspelled version? 

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18 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

@SilverBrewerWI just curious, what varieties did you get. Also, what city do you live in? Are you north or south of Green Bay? My columbus did better than my centennial last year. I heard nugget does real well in WI

 

@MRB Josh R can someone change this thread to “rhizomes” instead of the misspelled version? 

 

Nugget, Sterling, Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus.  Live in Marshfield, so roughly due west, very slightly north of Green Bay.  The Nugget has 4 bines over 3 Feet high growing in the pot and I've cut back the others (has had over 8 bines at one point and they have only been in the pots for a couple weeks).  This one will be first in the ground.  All of them are growing, we will see how they do once in the ground.  Using "Just Natural Organic" potting soil and getting the same brand of garden soil to replace the clay outside.  

 

Wife just informed me she has arranged for a Centennial rhizome, so that will be on it's way.

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19 minutes ago, SilverBrewerWI said:

 

Nugget, Sterling, Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus.  Live in Marshfield, so roughly due west, very slightly north of Green Bay.  The Nugget has 4 bines over 3 Feet high growing in the pot and I've cut back the others (has had over 8 bines at one point and they have only been in the pots for a couple weeks).  This one will be first in the ground.  All of them are growing, we will see how they do once in the ground.  Using "Just Natural Organic" potting soil and getting the same brand of garden soil to replace the clay outside.  

 

Wife just informed me she has arranged for a Centennial rhizome, so that will be on it's way.

Did you buy them as plants or as rhizomes? 

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Just now, Creeps McLane said:

Did you buy them as plants or as rhizomes? 

 

Rhizomes from buyhoprhizomes.com.....tried to get magnum, but they sold out of them early

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2 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

 

@MRB Josh R can someone change this thread to “rhizomes” instead of the misspelled version? 

 

I think that it should be left misspelled in memory of the former brewer and English teacher @AnthonyC.

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My Nuggett and Chinook are doing well, look about like yours.  Mine took a beating from a storm right after putting them in the ground, think I have 1 dead and 2 hanging on for dear life.  We'll see how it all goes.

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I've planted Nugget, "Golden," and a couple unnamed cultivars this spring.  All appear to be off to a good start. 

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Yesterday i walked out and marked my twine with a marker indicating where my hops where. Today approx 24 hours later i looked again and this is how much they grew. 

 

I s**t you not, 2 hours after marking the twine i looked and they had grown at least an inch. Maybe they grow the most at dusk

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The question remains.  Has anyone heard of 'Golden' hops?  I'm hoping that something was lost in translation between grower, wholesaler, and distributor and that the hop I planted today is some variety of Golding.

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Then I found this on another forum and confirmed what I suspected about 'Golden:'

 

"The garden center variety is a sport that was selected for its yellow leaf color. It was intended to be an ornamental that looks pretty on your fence.If you're serious about brewing don't waste your malt on it. Look for varieties that have been selected for their aromas or bittering qualities."

 

Given my somewhat eclectic preferences for landscape plants with interesting foliage, bark, flowers, etc., this hop will fit right in with my Sunburst Locusts, Ogon Spirea, and Aurea moneywort.  Contrasted against a backdrop of Scots pine blue-green needles, this could really create a nice effect.  I love this stuff.

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So, i need some opinions. At the crown of my plant i have one of my 4 main bines. Their starting to display nice foundations for the hop flowers but on one of them I have two more runners coming off. Should i clip them? 

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@Creeps McLane If hops are like most other plants, I would think that clipping the 'extra' runners would direct more energy to the ones you're training.  Then again, you don't want to run out of fresh hops on brew day either...

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Had to get some manure tonight for my hops. I did some reading last night and found that if your bines are a redish color then your lacking on nitrogen. So poop is happening!!!

 

i also put down some mulch finally to help keep moisture in the soil and hopefully also keep away pests and diseases 

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