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Old 12-21-2010, 06:51 PM  
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Grow Hops?

Anyone growing hops for home brew beer? If so what variety, how many years, what's your typical yeild per plant?

I tried 5 rhizomes last spring, two took the other 3 didn't grow. The 2 that grew were Whillamette. They only got about 2 feet tall, but we had a very mild summer.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:42 PM  
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I really want to grow my own hops......Have any info you can share on the process?
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:40 AM  
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Homebrewtalk.com has great info on the how to....
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:42 PM  
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The problem with growing your own hops is that the hop plant takes a lot of room with all of the vines and wants lots of sun so you have to have just the right area to grow them.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:10 PM  
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It takes a few years for a plant to be productive. They need lots of warmth, but also a good soak and slight dryout. As Starrbrew said, HBT has lots of good info as does morebeer and freshops.

I've got Cascade, Willamette, Golding, Magnum, Centennial growing on a south facing wall. They LOVE it.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:51 PM  
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I grow Cascade, Mt Hood, Willamete, centenial, Fuggle... they all grow real good..... even with the cold nights of Campo
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:02 PM  
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Have any of you tried growing Hallertauer or other German varieties? I am really interested in trying to grow German varieties here. I wonder if my neighbors would complain about a wall of hops separating our houses.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:40 AM  
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I tried to grow hops in El Centro last year but it did not go too well. I think it is too hot down here.
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